A Pearl of Great Price
Gospel Refection: Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
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."
Let us give thanks and praise to the Lord Brother and Sisters!
I personally love thrift shopping! I think it’s a cheap way to spend a lot of money… wait that’s not it… it’s a great way to find beautiful things of great value. I once found a beautiful sweater, the most ridiculous thing I own but I love it! Think ugly Easter sweater. Like me, it’s old-fashioned and unique. Though to some it may hold no value, to me it’s something I will hold onto forever.
Like that sweater, I am imperfect to many but hold value to God. God is a thrift shopper… let that settle in. God is in search of pearls of great value.
You are that pearl of great price. Yup, you were thrifted by God…
You are worth so much to God that He sent His only Son as the price for that pearl. This to me means that I will never be donated but will be cherished for eternity.
Just the same I want to be like the person who finds the kingdom of heaven. To sell all I have in order to obtain the kingdom. I want to strive every day to be worthy of the love of God.
Therefore, brothers and sisters let today pray for an increase in the virtues and God’s grace.
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A very interesting interpretation of the gospel passage. The traditional view is that the person of Christ, the Kingdom, and the gospel is the pearl of great price, but this reversal of that interpretation shows the dignity of each human person by God's love for us.