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The Treasure Beyond Measure

The Treasure Beyond Measure

Reflection on the Gospel of the Wednesday
In The Seventeenth Week Of Ordinary Time

 

Matthew 13: 44-46

What are the things in your life that you value? List all of those on paper. It is definitely not wrong to value things, but there is a little catch, ‘do you trust God?’; and if so, do you trust Him to give all your treasure to, or to take it away? Lets reflect on this in context.

The story of Job amply highlights these parables. Job has wealth and all of it is taken away, including his real wealth, his children. Some point out to him that this is the result of some wrong doing. Others tell him to curse God and die. But Job has confidence in the relationship He has with God. Yes, he is ready to argue and debate with God – but in order to understand the cause for the plight he is in. Adam was in a similar situation, when his life was threatened by the serpent, he choose to defend and secure his wife and himself, and failed to trust God, that He could raise Him from the dead. This is the implication of these two parables, ‘is your trust in God so much, that you willingly and knowingly give them into His hands. Knowing these may be taken away, but in the bargain you will be blessed.’

Are you ready to trust God, make Him your treasure. When He is the center around which your life revolves, everything else falls in place, even your other minor treasures.

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