29th Sunday of the Year, Gospel Reflection with Fr Bill Grimm, 2014 Oct 19
Posted by Fr Nelson MCBS on October 17, 2014
We Christians have been shown Christ, the image of God, so that we can proclaim that image to all the world. In order to do so, we must clear away whatever mars that image in us.
Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year (A)
15 Then the Pharisees went away to work out between them how to trap him in what he said.
16 And they sent their disciples to him, together with some Herodians, to say, ‘Master, we know that you are an honest man and teach the way of God in all honesty, and that you are not afraid of anyone, because human rank means nothing to you.
17 Give us your opinion, then. Is it permissible to pay taxes to Caesar or not?’
18 But Jesus was aware of their malice and replied, ‘You hypocrites! Why are you putting me to the test?
19 Show me the money you pay the tax with.’ They handed him a denarius,
20 and he said, ‘Whose portrait is this? Whose title?’
21 They replied, ‘Caesar’s.’ Then he said to them, ‘Very well, pay Caesar what belongs to Caesar — and God what belongs to God.’