9th Week, Ordinary Time : Wednesday 5th June, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Hypocrisy – Faith”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus challenged the Pharisees and Herodians with the truth that, we pay tax to Caesar, for what belongs to the state.  However, we are to live our lives of faith with virtues that are according to God’s Commandments and Truth.  Ponder on, “Hypocrisy, is “deceiving others into thinking that we are virtuous, when in fact we are not.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 12:18-20,22-25

The chief priests and the scribes and the elders sent to Jesus some Pharisees and some Herodians to catch him out in what he said. These came and said to him, ‘Master, we know that you are an honest man, that you are not afraid of anyone, because human rank means nothing to you, and that you teach the way of God in all honesty. Is it permissible to pay taxes to Caesar or not?

Recognising their hypocrisy he said to them, ‘Why are you putting me to the test? Hand me a denarius and let me see it.’  They handed him one and he said to them, ‘Whose portrait is this? Whose title?’ They said to him, ‘Caesar’s.’

Jesus said to them, ‘Pay Caesar what belongs to Caesar — and God what belongs to God.’ And they were amazed at him.

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