July 30, 2014 Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21 Matthew 13:44-46
Finding … winning … or coming upon treasure can be life changing.
In today’s readings we hear about treasure.
Jeremiah rediscovers the treasure he has been given as a spokesperson of God. Even though he moans and groans … God speaks to Jeremiah and calls him back to renew his call. Jeremiah’s life gets turned around as he returns to God’s service.
In the Gospel … Jesus says the Kingdom of Heaven is a treasure. In fact … this treasure is so great … that … once found … no sacrifice or resource would be overlooked in obtaining it. In the Gospel story … the person and the merchant do everything they can to own the treasure. Their lives change once they discover the treasure.
So … what about us?
Are we in the treasure hunt?
If we want to turn our lives around … if we want to possess the Kingdom of God … we need to direct our efforts at doing everything we can to gain that treasure.
Through God’s grace and our efforts and struggles … may our focus be on obtaining the treasure of God’s Kingdom.