Sunday, July 24, 2011
I do not know why I chose this picture but thinking about windows might be a good think to do today. We all see things through windows and therefore there are limitations to our view. Some of these are windows are created by our background, culture, and even our experience. We see things from a certain distance when we look through windows. No matter what we contemplate from our windows, it is only part of the whole.
Sunday's Gospel presents us with images of a hidden treasure, a pearl of great price, and fish of every kind. The parables all show that we are happy to risk all when we find a treasure, or a pearl of great price. The truth is that we have found that treasure and the pearl and our net is overflowing - now what are we to do? We need the wisdom that Solomon asks for - an understanding heart...the ability to discern and to remember that we do see through windows!