If you want to get people riled up, bring up the subject of taxation. Our very nation was birthed, in part, out of a frustration with taxation without representation. The Boston Tea Party was a rebellion against what the colonists viewed as unfair tax policy.
But frustrations with taxation is nothing new. And in our text this week (Luke 20:19-26), we see those who opposing Jesus taking yet another stab at incriminating him. "If we can just get him to speak out against paying Rome," they thought, "Then we can get Him crucified!"
Yet, Jesus' answer was surprising - and I think it has surprising implications for us all.