August 8, 2022

Mt 17:22-27

As evidenced by their overwhelming grief, the disciples seem to understand what lies ahead for Jesus. This second prediction of Jesus’ passion is followed by the tax collectors questioning Peter about Jesus paying the temple tax. In the end, Jesus pays the tax so as not to offend or cause scandal, but he does so in a most unusual way.

I look to you as one in the world but not of the world. It is difficult for me, so I lean on you and ask you to help me find and hold on to that balance.

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