Jesus ultimately is saying "be as careful with what you give to God as what you pay in taxes" It's a shocking indictment. We worry far more about our taxes, our pledges, what we owe and to whom. What if, just imagine what it, we put even one tenth of our energy into exploring - what has God given me, what do I owe back to God. Will transform your life. And for the better, b/c no one likes to pay taxes, but doing God's work, there is nothing better.