What would you give, or give up, for this pearl?
The question isn't mine -- it's the Lord's -- and you'll hear him ask it in this Sunday's gospel:
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.
What treasure do I fantasize? seek? work for? collect? hoard?For a look at all three of Sunday's readings (and some helpful commentary on them), check here.
What's the finest, most costly "pearl" I seek in my life?
What am I doing to find it? to secure it? to possess it?
What am I willing to give up for that treasure?
For what would I give up all else?
Is the kingdom of heaven something I treasure?
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