Some religious leaders try to trap Jesus by asking about paying taxes.

Say yes, and the people will hate you.

Say no, and the Romans will arrest you.

Reflect

Bearing in mind what I said this morning, what did you think Jesus meant when he said,
‘Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s’

When you contemplate God, what wisdom emerges as to how you should relate to government and the powers that affect our lives?

Pray

For those who suffer and assume it’s their own fault

For communities of faith advocating that governments change their policies

For peace and calm in the US following the recent election

For those suffering chronic pain

OUR PRAYER

PRAYERS FOR THE WORLD

Act

Find out what the position of churches in Australia is vis a vis government. Is there a complete separation of church and state?