Give to God What Belongs to God

FRIEND, look at yourself on the mirror. What do you see?

Some misunderstand this command: “You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything…” (Exodus 20:4 NLT)

No, it’s not a prohibition against making statues of Jesus and Mama Mary. In the Old Testament, God asked Moses to build statutes of Angels.

But it’s much deeper than that: God prohibits any Tselem (Hebrew for image) because there’s already one existing. And He made it.

The Bible said, “So God created human beings in his own image.” (Genesis 1:27 NLT)

You’re His image. You’re His picture in this world.

That’s why when the religious leaders were asking Jesus if they should pay taxes to Rome, Jesus asked whose “image” was on a coin. When they said “Ceasar’s image is there”, Jesus said, “…give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” (Luke 20:25 NLT, emphasis mine)

Are there days when you doubt your worth?

Look at the mirror. You’re a picture of God. You belong to Him.

Give to God what belongs to God.

You’re an imperfect saint who will be perfect one day.

Our Issue Today

PEACE and Love, this November month of all Saints and All Souls Days.

In this issue, we feature glimpses of The Feast at Home last Sunday, October 25, 2020 – the Mass, starting on page 4, and Talk 7 of our Miracles and More series, focusing on the Gospel according to Matthew, page 7.

Nowadays, many of us fear the ill effects of the Coronavirus Crisis and what still looks like a dire future we are facing. Talk 7, titled Make Me Brave, gives not just 1 but 8 powerful messages – each speaking to each one’s situation today.

Speaking of bravery, The Feast continues to courageously face the Coronavirus Challenge to reach out to those heavily afflicted by the crisis through our Feast Acts of Love, page 13.

Also in this issue, we have a new columnist. Presenting Bro. Randy Borromeo, executive director of our Shepherd’s Radio and Television which produces The Feast Family, who gives updates on the various events The Feast Family covers, page 3.

My Feast Family, again, I call on everyone to unite– let’s do our part in following the practical safety protocols and help those in need the best we can.

My family and I continue to pray for you all. Keep the faith. Trust God that in His Perfect Way and His Perfect Time, this menace will soon end. May your dreams come true,

May your dreams come true,

P.S. During the Coronavirus Community Quarantine period, check out the schedules
of The Feast at Home on or call 8725-9999.


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