Christ and Caesar

The relation between Christianity and politics is always going to be unsettled. Christ wasn’t married, didn’t own anything or live anywhere, didn’t join any organizations, turned down worldly power as a temptation of the devil, and believed in giving their due to God and Caesar. In spite of all that he got himself executed as an enemy of the state within three years of his public appearance. So it’s not obvious that WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) is the key to political wisdom. Still, politics turns on him just like everything else does. Quite a paradox!

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