Sunday, July 27, 2014
Jesus tells us in today's Gospel that 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, it is like a merchant searching for pearls. When he find a pearl of great price, he sells all that he has and buys it. The Kingdom of heaven is also like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. Now, you can reflect on these examples yourself as I am not about to give a homily. However, I do want to call your attention to the other two readings.
In the first reading from the first Book of Kings, Solomon has a dream and the Lord tells him to ask for something and He will give it to him. Solomon ask for an understanding heart and wisdom to govern... the Lord tells him, "I give you a heart so wise and understanding that there has never been anyone like you up to now, and after you there will come no one to equal you."
And in the second reading from Romans we read: "We know that all things work for good for those who love God..."
Plenty to reflect on and thank for today. I leave for California on Wednesday and so plan on taking a vacation from the blog until about August 22 - I shall be in retreat from August 4-13 and count on your prayer especially during those days.