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Giving God His Due

This weekend, Jesus turns a would-be trap by those who oppose Him into a deep spiritual lesson on the nature of human life. Taking a look at a denarius which bore the image of the Roman Emperor, Jesus says, “repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.” As Tony explains, with this simple line Jesus teaches us what has always been, but is especially so in our own time and place, the most radical teaching of Christianity. Namely, all that we are and have as human creatures is owed to God.

Mass Readings:

Reading 1: Isaiah 45:1, 4-6

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10

Reading 2: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b

Gospel: Matthew 22:15-21

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