Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Gospel in a Nutshell - What do you treasure?

Mt 13: 44-46

Jesus said to his disciples:
“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field,
which a person finds and hides again,
and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant
searching for fine pearls.
When he finds a pearl of great price,
he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.”

In today's gospel, Jesus uses parables once again to describe the kingdom of heaven.  He describes heaven as a treasure, as something we would trade everything to find.  We know, however, where to find the kingdom of is where Jesus is.  Keeping our hearts focused on Jesus we can be sure that we are heading toward our treasure.

What do we treasure? When we live our lives with material objects to treasure we are steering off course from the REAL treasure, the kingdom of heaven.  The gospel of Luke has a complimentary passage to this gospel reading that can give us all something to think about this week:

Luke 12:34    For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Now, Jesus did not say that we should put our treasures where our own hearts lead us to. Instead, He teaches that when our treasures on earth are directed to heaven our hearts will follow and go there too.

This week, ask God where to invest your treasures and that is where your heart will follow.


  1. Great job Nic! I was definitely better able to pay attention to this than at church! Although no excuse today.

  2. Hi! :D Thanks for visiting me at my blog! I'm glad you did because it led me to your blog, and I really enjoyed this post. :) I treasure both my family and the gospel of Jesus Christ with all my heart! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Corine :D