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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 4, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Do we think we can outsmart or hide behind our lies and deceit before God? Why do we not choose to walk with Him in the garden? Why do we choose to hide in sin?

Who or what is Caesar in our lives? Do we idolise movie stars? Sports stars? Singers etc? Do we choose to emulate them? Or is it our work at the office or money and success ? Do we spend all our time and all our energy focus on the pursuit of them? Is it pornography? Is it games or TV and computer? Forgetting everything and everyone around us? What is your Caesar?

Once again let us ask ourselves, have we reverence God our loving Father? By our dress? Our thoughts? Our actions? By the way we lead our lives? Do we spend quiet and quality time with Him in prayer? Do we listen and reflect on His Word? Daily? Do we love others as we are called to do? Do we serve Him by serving others?

All we will ever need or want, we have in You our Lord, our God. Amen

GOSPEL Mark 12:13–17

Some Pharisees and Herodians were sent to Jesus to ensnare him in his speech. They came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion. You do not regard a person’s status but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not? Should we pay or should we not pay?” Knowing their hypocrisy he said to them, “Why are you testing me? Bring me a denarius to look at.” They brought one to him and he said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?” They replied to him, “Caesar’s.” So Jesus said to them, “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” They were utterly amazed at him.