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A SNIPPET FROM THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER
~ They Belong to God and to No One Else
This incident is charged with tension. The Pharisees have retreated to plan a decisive attack on Jesus. To do so they do not come themselves, but send a 'few disciples' and thus avoid a direct confrontation with Jesus. They are the guardians of the existing order, and they do not want to lose their privileged position in the society that Jesus is challenging radically.
The praise the disciples of the Pharisees shower on Jesus is not usually found on their lips. "Teacher", they said, "we know you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth". It's all a trap, but they've spoken with more truth than they intended: Jesus is entirely committed to prepare the way for God, to bring about a more just society.
He is not at the service of the Emperor of Rome; he is involved in the process of the coming of God's kingdom. He is not there to spread the Roman Empire, but to make the righteousness of God possible among his children. When they ask him whether it is right to pay taxes to Caesar or not, his answer is emphatic: "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's".
Very few words have been quoted as often as these: "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's", and none have been so distorted by vested interests far removed from the Prophet who was totally dedicated to the cause, not of the Emperor but of those forgotten, impoverished, and excluded by Rome.
Extract from 'Following in the Footsteps of Jesus'
Students from St. Laurence's College will present a concert of
choral and guitar music from 6.30pm til 8.30pm on Thursday 23rd October in St Ignatius
Church. Includes music composed by William Brown who plays at our weekend
masses. Entry is by donation and proceeds will go to charity. All are welcome!
DINNERS FOR 8
Is on Saturday 25th October. Thanks in advance to those who have nominated to be hosts. We trust all those who have rsvp'd to attend will have an enjoyable evening.
ONGOING LEARNING AND RENEWAL
“Catholic Faith taught in our schools” Monday
27th October at 7.30pm, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Kenmore. Speaker:
Mark Elliott, on how the Curriculum is structured and how it can be accessed by
both parents and parishioners. All welcome—enquiries 3878 6655.
Please take a copy of the new October Brisbane West Deanery Newsletter
from the rotary stands or go to www.brisbanewestdeanery.com.au for more info.
YOUNG AT HEART
Join us on Friday 31st October to attend a movie of choice at the morning session at the Regal Twin, Graceville / Eldorado Cinema, Indooroopilly. Followed by lunch nearby. Contact Ursula 3878 9002 or Beryl 3371 5210 for details.
VOCAL MANOEUVRES CONCERT
Vocal Manoeuvres Concert "Then Sings My Soul" on Saturday 1st November,
8pm at St Ignatius Church. Flyers available from rotary stands. Tickets available via TryBooking.com/FZQB. More info go to www.vm.net.au or ph Vicki 0407 027 216.
Caritas Australia is looking for volunteers to get involved in various activities in and around Brisbane. Do as much or little as you are comfortable with. Please email Joseph Foley at email@example.com or call 0428 259 439.