Jesus, the Truthful One

Tuesday of 9th Week of Ordinary Time, based on Mark 12:13-17

Then they sent to him some Pharisees and some Herodians to trap him in what he said. And they came and said to him, ‘Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with truth. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?’ But knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, ‘Why are you putting me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me see it.’ And they brought one. Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose title?’ They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’ Jesus said to them, ‘Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’ And they were utterly amazed at him.

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Ann Garrido

About Ann Garrido

Ann is Associate Professor of Homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO (sponsored by the Province of St. Albert the Great) and former director of the school's doctorate of ministry in preaching program. She has been affiliated with the Dominican community since 1996.

4 thoughts on “Jesus, the Truthful One

  1. It is unfortunate that your “hate” for our President Trump shows through your preaching. Your apparent belief in the absoluteness of global warming while ignoring the gross manipulation of date is also quite sad. Try preaching by following your own teaching. I think it may surprise you.
    May our Lord bless you.

  2. Two Choices: Hillary or Trump?
    Has anyone calculated how many lies she has told?

  3. Your preaching speaks for itself and is challenging and uncomfortable. That’s how truth often is. If we only have ears to hear. Thank you so much!

  4. Let us pray that the truth will prevail in our world. Thank you for your courage in speaking truth to power. God bless.

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