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Today, Jesus avoids a trap by replying, “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”

While I enjoy the infrastructure and services the government provides for our common good, I often take them for granted and I’m reluctant to justly pay the taxes that enable them.

I also often take for granted the daily blessings I receive from God. But, then I remember that the only collection He wants from me is gratitude and to live according to His will, and I joyfully repay what He’s due through my actions and prayers of thanksgiving.

(Daily 100:  Taxes was first published on the blog Reflections of a Lay Catholic)

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