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

5 Responses to About

  1. canalways says:

    living gently in a violent world….it’s hard isn’t it? that is all.

  2. The book or the idea? :)

  3. debbierea says:

    Hi there, I enjoy reading your blog so I have nominated you for a lovely blog award, check it out here:


    If this is a step too far in the cheese, forgive me :)

  4. debbie thank you for the nomination. I accept it in theory but not in practice (as I am too lazy to follow through on the condiitons :p ) but sincerely appreciate the sentiment!

  5. monniiee says:

    Hi, I’m Simone. I promise I’m not spamming you and I’m not a robot. :) I’m searching wordpress for Christians who, for lack of a better term, are ‘real people’. It’s a project I’m working on and I really want to give a good representation of who we really are, not just what the world thinks we are. I plan on doing that by profiling as many followers of Christ as I can. If you’re interested let me know. If not, not biggie :) thanks. My email is monniieesblog@gmail.com and my blog page is monniiee.wordpress.com just in case you want to check and make sure I’m not a creeper :)

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