When Jesus was asked, "What is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" Jesus requested to see a denarius, and then asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?" When they replied, "Caesar’s," he then said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s." (See Matthew 22:17-21.)
Think of all the logos you carry – the marks, the symbols that you belong. You might wear a clothing logo, or the logo of your school, or the logo of your favorite sports team.
Companies, institutions, organizations want you to say that you belong to them. They want you to be proud that you have been marked by them.
Yet when you look in the mirror and see the real you fully, you see the imprimatur of God.
God’s portrait, God’s image, God’s inscription, God’s picture, God’s logo is stamped upon your very being! You have been marked by God.
The coin? Whose portrait, whose inscription is imprinted on it? Caesar’s. It belongs to him. Give it back to him.
You? Whose portrait, whose inscription is imprinted on you? God’s. You belong to God. Give yourself back to him.