Give to God what is God’s

As we look to the future of our parish and the struggles that we face let us be reminded that we are called to be good stewards of what God has given us.

Saint Joseph Catholic Church

prayerThis weekend we listen to a word that calls us to accountability with God.  God has provided us with all that we have and all that we are.  From the moment we open our eyes to the first breath of the day we are indebted to God.   Often we feel that who we are and what we have is all ours.  Rather it is all God’s.   God is great and generous with us.

In the Gospel today in an attempt to trip Jesus up and accuse him of some infraction they place a coin with the image of the Emperor and ask if they should pay the tax.  Jesus cuts through their game and attempt to trap him.   Whose head is on the coin? Jesus asks,  Caesar’s they respond.  That is to say, that which is not of God, and doesn’t belong to God, God doesn’t want…

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