And here, we see Jesus pass up an opportunity that many of us (myself, for sure) would probably fall for. And I can’t say I’d blame anyone who did, either.
This is the story that has the line “Give unto Caesar….”, but the story goes far beyond that. And there’s much to be learned in the full story. The Pharisees tried to trap Jesus, but do you see how he trapped them, but didn’t spring the trap?
A story worthy of a soap-opera, and a sacrament, too!