In today’s Gospel from Matthew, we hear Jesus ask some questions, as it relates to the payment of Temple tax. He is asking if we pay our fair share.
What is your opinion, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take tolls or census tax? From their subjects or from foreigners? (Matt 17:25)?
These are rather tricky questions to answer. You see, Jesus and His Disciples are part of the Kingdom of God. So, with that understanding, they would be considered subjects, not foreigners. Therefore, they should not be subject to the Temple tax. However, if we read a little further, we see that Jesus instructs Simon to go out to sea, and drop a line, and take Continue reading