24 July 2011

hidden treasure

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” (Matthew 13:44).  That was a verse from today’s gospel reading. 

We can see ourselves as the field with the hidden treasure.  How could we not be?  We are made in the image of God.  Still, we tend to settle.  We settle for the 2nd best we can be.  Or is it the 3rd best?  How about the 15th best?  Actually, putting any number on it misses the mark. 

I would think that the message is that we’re always capable of more than we think we are.  But often we’re too distracted, too lazy, or too uncaring for it to make a difference.

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