29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading I: Isaiah 45:1,4-6 II: Thessalonians 1:1-5
Matthew 22:15-21

15 Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how to entangle him in his talk.
16 And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Hero'di-ans, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are true, and teach the way of God truthfully, and care for no man; for you do not regard the position of men.
17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why put me to the test, you hypocrites?
19 Show me the money for the tax." And they brought him a coin.
20 And Jesus said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?"
21 They said, "Caesar's." Then he said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."

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In responding to the question "Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?", Jesus has wisely answered in according to the social justice and God's law.

  1. In my daily life, what do I do to make wise decisions in difficult situations?
  2. I usually think about being just and fair in relation with others. How do I respond to His love and His graces to me?
  3. What priorities do I give to God in my life?
  4. God creates me in His image. How do I reflect this image to others?

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