Year A- 17th Sunday in ordinary time
44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusThe kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Let me tell you solemnly, your heart is like that field, and I am the treasure. If you search me until you find me, you will really understand the value of your treasure, you will guard your heart in such a way that no evil will come to take away your great joy. You will become the master of your heart because you will not want to lose the great treasure that you have found in me, you can be certain that you will prosper for eternal life if you do everything through me, with me, in me and for me.
If you live for me, you will be very rich indeed, you will understand the value of spiritual riches and you will thrive in my presence. The greatest misery of man is to stay far away from me, he who finds me has found the reason to live, he who follows me has found the way to heaven, and he who loves me becomes a fountain of love for his fellowmen.
All human beings have been created for the joy of being in the Presence of God. No one can find complete happiness in the world because there is a void in each one that can only be filled by me. I am the joy of the heart, I am the peace that is found when you reconcile yourself with God, I am the eternal happiness, which will be given to the children of God, those who reject evil and become holy by my grace.
I have suffered for your sins so that you may have the joy of the treasure that I am offering you. Live a life worthy of the wisdom that you find in me, turn away from all those evil things that call you to sin, set your spiritual goals high in my heart which is a furnace of love burning with desire to save souls.
When you make me your treasure, you place your heart in me. I respond by making you my treasure too, and by giving you all my love.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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