June 2, 2020
(Ss. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs)
Some Pharisees and Herodians were sent to Jesus to ensnare him in his speech. They came and said to him, . . . Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not? . . . Jesus said to them, “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” Mk_12:13-17
Caesar created the money and everything it entails. God created us and everything we entail. So we repay ourselves back to God. He will take care of seeing that we have everything we need. So fear not the sword of Caesar. God’s rewards far outweigh even the worst Caesar can do to us. He is our Hope and our Salvation. Jesus “paid the piper” and WE are the purchase!
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