In our rush to live in a just world, we may find ourselves preventing the very means of making things just — that we are called to this.
Claiming our part in the God’s dream
Proper 24A | Matthew 22:15-22
Let us be crystal clear. Jesus is not endorsing the separation of church and state. He isn’t talking about the morality of state taxation as a concept. Or the morality of paying our taxes.
This may be the one teaching of Jesus’s that is most manipulated by Americans. Most often to justify our present way of life or the ideals of our nation.
This is ironic given that the Temple leaders are trying to get Jesus on charges of heresy. Because we’re the ones messing around in it.
So, here’s what we have...
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