In this morning’s Gospel Jesus advises those who are trying to trap him, “ Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” His interrogators are utterly amazed at his answer, as are we. For how can we repay to God what belongs to him? What belongs to God? All that I have, all that I am. Indeed, what do we have that we have not received? We offer the Lord all of this in gratitude during the Eucharist and ask his continued blessing, desiring that our self-offering might be like Jesus’ own gift of himself to the Father.
Photo of Abbey glass by Brother Daniel.