As citizens of a materialistic society, we sometimes get the impression that everything we acquire is ours. Yet, we know that God is the Creator of all things. We owe God our very existence. Sometimes our relationship with God places us in conflict with civil authority. A conscientious objection to war, police brutality, policy decisions on poverty, immigration and the environment are a few examples of such conflicts. When these conflicts arise, do we decide to serve God, or do we serve the civil authorities? The answer is to give God what is His.