Phew…where’d THIS week go?
This Sunday we’ll be reading Luke 20:20-26 – the famous passage where Jesus is questioned about paying taxes (feel free to hum the Beatles “Taxman” song here – oh, and you’re welcome for the earworm).
The overriding theme here has to do with image. Religion has an image, presented in v 20-22 – how would you characterize it?
Jesus mentions Caesar’s image on the coin he’s shown. What do you think he meant by “give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s”? How do you interpret that for your own life?
Jesus also says to give to God the things that are God’s. What bear’s God’s image that we would give back to him?
As you read this passage, do you think Jesus was trying to establish new laws that govern a fair tax code? Do you think Jesus was making a political statement? Who brought the subject up in this story, and why? Does that inform your idea about Jesus’ priorities in this?
Well…we’ll explore it all together this Sunday…hope to see you there!