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'Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.' Sunday Reflections, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

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'I die His Majesty's good servant - but God's first.' St Thomas More A Man for all Seasons Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) GospelMatthew 22:15-21 (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition: Canada)  Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap Jesus in what he said.So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality.Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?’But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, ‘Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites?Show me the coin used for the tax.’ And they brought him a denarius.Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose title?’They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’…