The Tax

Jon Shematek Pentecost, Reflection, Visio Divina Leave a Comment

June 5, 2018

A reflection on giving to God what is God’s, and giving to the secular powers what are theirs.

Based on a portion of the text assigned for today from the Gospel of Mark (12:15-17), in which the Pharisees attempt to trick Jesus by asking him if it is lawful to pay taxes to the emperor or not.  Jesus asks for a coin, then responds.  We are invited to return gifts to God by using them to serve others.

What do you think?