Nothing left for Caesar is a reference from the gospel of Matthew 22:20-22, where the apostles are asking Jesus whether or not they should be paying taxes to Caesar:
20 and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?” 21 “Caesar’s,” they replied. Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”
I’d like to live a life where there is nothing left for Caesar; where God, in fact, can have it all. (Do I still pay taxes? Yes.)
“Living Gently in a Violent World” is a reference to the title of a very important book by Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier that you should purchase and read at once. This book helped me to recognise not only that I am a violent person but also that I am a product of a profoundly violent culture of imperialism. I’m trying to journey towards living gently.
I’m female and Irish and (moderately) interested in your opinions on my thoughts. All complaints to nothingleftforcaesar[at]gmail[dot]com