Render Unto Caesar
Homily Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, give to God what belongs to God.
Jesus is saying that political and religious obligations can both be legitimately met. Paying taxes is not a compromise of one’s duties toward God, nor does serving God exempt one from supporting the civil government.
“For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay all of them their dues, taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due.” Rom 13:6-7