Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Many Christians dread the thought of leaving this world. Why? Because so many have stored up their treasures on earth, not in heaven. Sadly, each day brings us closer to death. If your treasures are on earth, that means each day brings you closer to losing your treasures. – Think about that.

“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.” – St Matthew: was according to the Christian Bible, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to Christian tradition, one of the four Evangelists)

Gospel Text: (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."

Various things may hinder our pursuit of the kingdom of heaven: our own human limitations and weaknesses, our lack of faith, our focus on things of this earth rather on things which persist beyond this earth and the guiles of the evil one. Whatever the hindrances may be, we do need a personal relationship with Jesus who has told us about the kingdom of heaven and who has led the way for us to enjoy the kingdom of heaven.

May we never go astray in our pursuit of God and the kingdom of heaven

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