November 20, 2022
Gospel – 7/26/20 – Matthew 13:44-52
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.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea,
which collects fish of every kind.
When it is full they haul it ashore
and sit down to put what is good into buckets.
What is bad they throw away.
Thus it will be at the end of the age.
The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous
and throw them into the fiery furnace,
where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.
“Do you understand all these things?”
They answered, “Yes.”
And he replied,
“Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven
is like the head of a household
who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.”
What we have here in the physical can be very special to us. We grab on to it and hold fast because it is all we know.
Our homes, our wealth, our possessions and our families – they are things we measure ourselves with to the World.
Today, Jesus tells us neither the past nor the future is worth what he brings. We need to set all else aside from us – sell it all – and instead take his Gospels. They are worth more than anything you may imagine.
At least that’s what I heard Him say…