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God and Caesar. God and Caesar Gospel of Sunday October 18 XXIX of the Ordinary Time Dear brothers and sisters, the passage from the Gospel of Matthew that we will listen to on Sunday 18 October …More
God and Caesar.

God and Caesar Gospel of Sunday October 18 XXIX of the Ordinary Time Dear brothers and sisters, the passage from the Gospel of Matthew that we will listen to on Sunday 18 October proposes to us the right relationship that must exist between God and Caesar, that is, between God and the legitimate Rulers of this world, between the power of God and the power of this world, between the temporal and the spiritual dimension. Pope Francis can help us understand the right attitude that Christians must have towards civil society in general. Commenting on this passage from Matthew, Pope Francis wondered: "Who do I belong to?" To family, city, friends, school, work, politics, the state? Yes sure. But first of all - Jesus reminds us - you belong to God ». It is a wondrous mystery. said the Pope, In fact, Christians are called to commit themselves concretely in the human and social spheres without comparing “God” and “Caesar”; comparing God and Caesar would be a fundamentalist approach. Christians are called to commit themselves concretely in earthly realities, but illuminating them with the light that comes from God. The primary entrustment to God and hope in him do not imply an escape from reality, but rather the diligent rendering to God that which belongs to him. This is why a believer looks to the future reality, that of God, so as to live earthly life to the fullest, and to meet its challenges with courage.