“But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, drop in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax. Give that to them for me and for you.” (Mt 17:27)
Other possible scenario: “Simon, here, take this coin worth twice the temple tax and give it to them for me and for you.”
No, Our Lord, for Whom making a miracle was natural, asked Simon to do what he was able to do and where he was an expert (a fisherman), “and take the first fish that comes up… you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax…” God loves to show His love for us in many different ways, He makes miracles in our life, but not instead of our responsibilities or necessary action. He supports, fulfills and connects us with Him. “Give that to them for me and for you”—team work: together we can change the world. Alone I can do nothing, with Him—everything.
“God has called you through the Gospel to posses the glory or our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Gospel Acclamation)
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