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'All Christians must be aware of their own specific vocation within the political community.' Sunday Reflections, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

  ' 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) Gospel  Matthew 22:15-21 ( English Standard Version Anglicised) Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words.   And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone's opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances.     Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”   But Jesus, aware of their malice, said,  “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites?   Show me the coin for the tax.”  And they brought him a denarius.   And Jesus said to them,  “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”   They said, “Caesar's.” Then h