Monday, June 01, 2020

What is it that belongs to Caesar?

 "So Jesus said to them, “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”  (Mark 12: 17).

Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 9th Week in Ordinary Time is the feast of two early martyrs of the Church St. Marcellinus, Priest and Peter, Exorcist (+ 304). In prison, they converted many of their fellow prisoners including the jailer. Both were martyred under Emperor Diocletian.

What do we owe to Caesar?
We owe to Caesar his taxes and obedience to just laws.
What does Caesar owe to us?
Caesar owes us protection from anarchy and freedom to worship.

Saints Marcellinus and Peter heard the message of Jesus Christ and became convinced that their purpose is more than mere biological life. They accepted Baptism and were transformed. Faced with the threat of death, they chose eternal life.

May we benefit from their example and prayers. Amen.

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