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Paying Taxes to Caesar
Matthew 22.15-22

It was election time. The politicians were out campaigning. The journalists were everywhere, interviewing people, taking photographs, setting up debates. Radio and television seemed full of it all.

But this time round everyone seemed jumpy. Politicians used to be only too eager to be on television; now they realized that the broadcasters could be out to get them. Things came to a head when one leading politician realized that what looked like an ordinary studio audience had actually been filled with people waiting to ask trick questions, to make him look stupid, to attack and vilify him rather than trying to find out what was really going on. The broadcasters, of course, protested that these were just ordinary people voicing their concerns . . . and before long everyone was talking about the programme rather than the politics. This was, of course, what the broadcasters (with an eye to their advertising revenue) had been hoping for...

Taken from Matthew for Everyone – by Tom Wright
Publisher: SPCK - view more
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