From Hymn 594:
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days…
The Gospel reading about the Pharisees asking Jesus about the lawfulness of paying taxes to the emperor reveals a master of thinking on his feet. How I admire people who can come up with a perfect retort, particularly when they’re responding to an outrageous statement or question.
In our increasingly polarized society, sometimes we need to summon the integrity to respond, either quickly or after reflection, in a way our conscience can live with.
May God grant us the wisdom and courage for the navigating of those times.
Minister of Music