We have a new priest, his voice does not carry as well as the old priest, however, a mans’ ears do open on Sunday.
Today’s Gospel was about currency and power. Caesar’s.
Jesus was subjected to some pointed questions with regard to currency. The people doing the asking were looking for the relationship God had with money, even though they did not believe Jesus was God.
I don’t think Jesus had any money on him because he asked for a coin, when he was given one he asked who’s head was on it, they said, ‘Caesar’s,’ he said, ‘then give it to him.’
I waited on the new priest after Mass, but he was busy so I spoke to Angus the Acolyte, asked him what would happen if all of Jerusalem emptied their pockets of coins, and gave them all back to Caesar. What if everyone did. The whole country. All of Rome. His entire empire from horizon to horizon.
‘What do reckon might happen Angus?’
‘Well,’ 'he said, ‘it would blow the wind out of his sails.’
That’s how you topple the empires we build.
In any case, that’s what I took home with me today. Warm up here in the ranges, a bit of tropical cloud around. The orchids are finished.