Rev. Father Francis Stevenson, Pastor
Assigned Tahoe City: July 1, 2019
From Our Pastor Father Francis
In the gospel this weekend, the Pharisees are trying once again to entrap Jesus with a secular issue. They ask Him: “Is it acceptable to pay the tax to Caesar”? Jesus does something quite remarkable in dealing with His adversaries. Instead of arguing with them, He simply asks them this question: “Show me a coin?” He then asks: “Who’s image is on the coin”? They answer: “Caesar”. Our Lord then says His famous line: “Then render to Caesar what is Caesar’s”, but adds: “And render to the Lord what is the Lord’s”. The question for us is whose image is inscribed upon our souls? Our hearts? Our minds? Do we put our faith in “coins” or in Our Blessed Lord? Do we trust in Him to provide for our needs (do we understand that our needs will always be provided for, and our wants will never be satisfied?). Let us pray that the Divine Image of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ would be fixed indelibly upon us, and that we will always put our faith, and our trust, in Him.