Friday, June 22, 2018

Above all preserve your peace of heart. This is more valuable than any treasure……

"Where a man's heart is, there is his treasure also." - Saint Ambrose: (340 – 397 was a bishop of Milan)

Gospel Text:(MT 6:19-23)
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal.
But store up treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

"The lamp of the body is the eye.
If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light;
but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness.
And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be."

How does someone choose his treasure? Is this process of choosing purely random and spontaneous? Or does it come about by virtue of where we train the gaze of our soul? Part of Christian realism is believing that knowledge comes through the human senses. What we choose to look at has a profound influence on whether we choose something earthly as the treasure we will serve, or whether we choose God’s self-sacrifice of Jesus in the Eucharist as our treasure. 

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