Matthew 17:24-18:5

Today’s Reading is Matthew 17:24-18:5.
Since Matthew mainly draws from three sources: Mark, Q and special material, I want to focus on the latter today. The author of the Gospel has cameo appearances in his own works. We know he is totally familiar with the fishermen community of Galilee. Today “Matthew” introduces us to the pride of an industry he loves. The story of the coin in the fish’s mouth is a myth of origin advertising the Sea of Galilee’s signature “St. Peter’s fish”: