Archive for December 2014

Making Kingdom Cents

December 3, 2014

Coin“So the spies questioned him: ‘Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?’

He saw through their duplicity and said to them, ‘Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?’

‘Caesar’s,’ they replied.

He said to them, ‘Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.’

They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent” (Luke 20:21-26).

I thought I would say a few words about this morning’s gospel reading because a lot of people seem to be confused about it, and because it provides important insight into what life in the kingdom of God is like. (more…)