The Question about Paying Taxes

“And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians to entrap him in his talk.” Mark 12:13

In today’s Gospel reading, the Pharisees try a new tactic to entrap Jesus; this time is about paying taxes. Jesus knowing their hearts, however, outsmarts them by simply saying, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” That was the end of the conversation.

Today, let’s us be aware of the Pharisees in our lives who are trying to entrap us in their devious ways. Let’s pray to be blessed with the wisdom to silent them and the courage to forgive them.

“May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place our hope in you.” Palm 33:22

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