RENDER UNTO CEASAR!
The Church is one of three social entities called a society. The other two are the family and the state. One builds upon the other. Over time when there has been conflict between the rights of one or all of these societies it has been difficult to know what moral course of action is the best or even just to take. This Sunday Jesus in order to avoid an insidious trap of the Jews circumvents the folly of his opponents so as to avoid civil action or religious displeasure and, in turn, provides us with a very clear moral principle: render unto the Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar and give to God what belongs to God. The axiom is most clear, do what the state requires of you, provided it is moral and does not conflict with your religious duties. So we should pay taxes and obey the road laws and so on. If, however, the state oversteps its marks and infringes on God’s laws then, this scenario warrants that one disregard the unjust state law in order to uphold God’s law.
Blessed Carlo Acutis
Teenager Carlos will be beatified on Saturday 10th October 2020 in Assisi. He was born in 1991 and died at the young age of 15 years old of Leukemia offering his suffering for the Church. During his short years in Milan, Italy he was filled with a love of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. He was also a computer guru and enjoyed sport and computer games. Carlo went to daily Mass and prayed the Rosary every day. He combined his two loves by setting up a web site on Eucharistic Miracles. Blessed Carlo pray for us. Watch this film he made.
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