Evening: Psalm 78:40-72; Luke 20:19-26
We sometimes make “suckers’ choices” out of life’s necessary decisions, saying things like, “You have to decide: is it this or that?” They did that with Jesus, asking whether the Jewish people, who were subject to Roman occupation, should pay taxes to the emperor or not. Jesus’ response suggested that choices are never that simple. Both obligations may be valid. “Give to the emperor (Caesar) what is the emperor’s and to God what belongs to God.” When someone presents you with an impossible choice, there is often a third option … that both are not only possible but necessary.