Sunday Reflection (no. 1)
By Susanne Timpani
‘So Jesus, do we pay our taxes to Caesar nor not?’(Matthew 22:17)
It’s a closed question, designed to trip Jesus up. The religious leaders expected an answer that would upset the authorities. His response has become a well-known quote:
‘Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.’(Matthew 22:21)
The issue for Jesus wasn’t an ‘either or.’ There is a time and a place for both.
Spend a few moments in God’s presence. What are the areas of your life that belong to ‘Caesar?’ What are the areas that belong to God?
In the quiet, do you hear Jesus say anything else to you?