It is more important….

“It’s nice to be important, but even more, it is important to be nice.”   Garry Marshall

I did not realize how much this man’s humor has had an impact on me.  My favorites were Happy Days and Pretty Woman.  But, he was a king in his field.


…”From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute?”…


…”At that time, the collectors of the half-shekel tax went up to Peter and said, “Does not your teacher pay the tax?” He said, “Yes.” And when he came home, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their sons or from others?” And when he said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook, and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel; take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.””

The Reading is from the Gospel According to Matthew 17:24-27