Gospel Sunday 29 A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.         Matthew 22;15-21

The Pharisees went away to make plans about how to trap Jesus saying something wrong.  The Pharisees sent some of their men with some members of Herod’s group to meet Jesus.  They asked him, “Master, we know that you are an honest man, you teach about God in the right way.  You are not afraid of any person, and people that are very important, highly promoted, mean nothing to you.  Tell us what you think.  Should we pay taxes to Caesar?  Yes or No?”  Jesus knew their evil plan and said to them, “You hypocrites (two-faced)!  Why are you trying to trap me and make me say something wrong?  You pay the tax with money – let me see the coin” They gave him the coin.  Jesus looked at the coin and said, “Whose face?”  They answered, “Caesar’s, the Roman Emperor.”  Jesus said to them,  “Well, pay Caesar the money that belongs to him.  And give to God all the things that belong to God.”

The Gospel of the Lord

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