Matthew 22: 15-21
“Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s but give to God what is God’s.”
Obviously this was an attempt to trap Jesus into saying the wrong thing. Instead Jesus confounds them by this saying and gives them nothing with which to hang him.
What can it say to us? When I reflect on this Gospel placed before us today, I have to ask myself: how much time am I giving to “Caesar” and how much time am I giving to God? That is, is my daily focus about the building of my “kingdom” here or about the building of God’s kingdom here? Is a majority of my time spent in concerns about my own life, my house, my relationship, my, my, my, my. . . ? Or is my focus more on building up people, lifting and guiding them, healing hurts etc.?
How and with what concerns do I spend the majority of my time?