In God We Trust

Mary Penich

As I read Matthew’s gospel (22:15-21), I wondered what the Pharisees were thinking as the scene unfolded. Once again, they attempted to trick Jesus into saying something which would make Jesus appear to be a troublemaking insurgent. The Pharisees were prepared to do whatever was necessary to discredit Jesus before the people and before the governing Romans. They wanted to be rid of Jesus once and for all. On this occasion, they posed a question regarding taxes: “Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?” If Jesus advised them not to pay what the Romans demanded, he would place himself in political jeopardy. If Jesus told the people that they must pay their taxes, he counseled them to pay homage to a false god -the Roman emperor- by offering this monetary sacrifice. Once again, the not-so-crafty Pharisees underestimated Jesus. After he asked to see a Roman…

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About Abeltje Quintijn

Dear Readers, fan's, lovers, etc... Strange path of my live... Wanna be me, it has to be me, I am wanna be... If you undertand what I am talking about... Don't foget it's not 'The Ego', the false self, it's real me. Good luck all my brother, sisters, etc... Keep this planet as long as possible alive. Thanking you all. Loving you
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