“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. “But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”
Food For Thought:
The line that stands out to me in this passage of Scripture is, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” All too often, we lay-up material possessions for ourselves here on earth and then have to spend our time, energy, and money taking care of these things and worrying about these things. When we place our trust in God and do not lay-up treasures on earth, then we have less to worry about and we can focus on the things that truly matter to building up the kingdom of God: time spent with family, time spent getting to know our neighbors, time reaching out to others, etc. All of us get caught up in this “keeping up with the Jones” type mentality from time to time. So today, I want you to think about the statement, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” What is your treasure? Are some of your priorities out of alignment? How could you get your heart back on track to God’s kingdom here on earth?
God of justice, your word is light and truth. Let your face shine on us to restore us, that we may walk in your way, seeking justice and doing good. In your sacred name we pray, Amen.
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