By Jim Orcutt, Co-Founder of My Brother's Keeper

These personal reflections on the Monday gospel represent my insight of Christ’s message as viewed through the lens of my life experience. It is my hope that others will be inspired to reflect upon their views as well.
Date: July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016

Gospel 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.”

Reflection:

“The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field.”

Who wouldn’t like to find a treasure in a field?  Where would I look to find such a field?

Jesus tell us, “……..the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21)

We are the “living field” that contains the Kingdom. To find God and heaven,

I must look within myself.

The “field” of my life contains both treasure and clutter. In order to find the treasure, “the pearl of great price,” I must first clear away the clutter.

It is not difficult to recognize the clutter in my life: selfishness, ego, and pride leave me with a feeling of emptiness and discontent.

When I give my time and effort to ease the burdens of others, I recognize the “pearl of great price,” and my soul is filled with a great sense of joy and closeness to God.

“The souls greatest joy consists in discovering itself, and helping others to achieve the same goal.”      – – Paramahansa Yogananda



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