The Nazarene King Who Pays His Taxes

He warrants a mansion, yet is born in a manger.

He is worth Judean prestige, but grows up in hick Nazareth.

He could be among Jerusalem elites, but teaches ordinary folk ’round Galilee.

He hasn’t sinned, yet participates in a baptism of repentance.

He is owed all taxes, yet pays his taxes.

He deserves a majestic entrance, yet rides in on a donkey.

He is the final judge, yet undergoes a trial.

He doesn’t deserve death, yet dies a shameful execution.

While forgiving his enemies.

And telling a disciple to take care of his mom.