In his final days Jesus had the sorrow of living in the midst of people who hatred him.

Tuesday, 6/2/15

This Gospel story of Jesus telling his questioners to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s is telling us that we must obey the government that is our Caesar.  Or course there is, as is the case in regards to obeying our parents and teachers, the restriction that limits us to obeying them in everything but sin.

Another thing worth noting is that the Pharisees and Herodians, two groups who were against each other in almost everything else, could come together in their dislike for Jesus. It makes us pity Jesus for his need to spend his days in an atmosphere of hate.

Doesn’t that make you appreciate the kindly atmosphere surrounding you? In this world of unwanted refugees, and of racial antipathies, what a great thing it is to be surrounded by the warmth of friendship! 

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