Friday, July 25, 2014

The Treasure Hunt

Dear Parishioners,

In today’s Gospel (Matthew 13:44-52), Jesus may be teaching us that with the Kingdom of Heaven there is an element of hiddenness, of mystery, of search and discovery. The Kingdom of Heaven is the reign and realm of God, where God’s rule and will are lived out, where relationships are marked by justice and love, where ego is sacrificed for the greater good, where communion with God and each other is more important than personal gain and accomplishment. That sounds heavenly, but it can happen on earth as well. Remember, Jesus taught us to pray, “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

- Deacon Robert

“Jesus Christ expressly tells us that it is
impossible to be for God and the World at the
same time, because when we want to please
the one, it means becoming the enemy of the other.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars