Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Look for the hidden treasure!

"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."
Matthew 13:44

I am reminded of Fr. James Martin, SJ, who points out that the guy is a bit sneaky in not telling the land owner about the treasure in the field...but that isn't really the point of the story, is it? Each time I hear it I ponder a different angle of it and today I thought of all the hidden "treasures" buried into each of our days.  Each day is a new opportunity to find and dig up a treasure.  Oh, it may not feel like it at all.  We may feel we go along, nose to the grindstone, just doing what we do to make a living and get to the end of the work week. But, in reality, if we really search like the man in the field, we will find many treasures each day.  Maybe it is a surprise phone call or visitor who surprises us. Maybe a project we are working on works out beautifully. Maybe we have an unexpected positive encounter with someone who often rubs us the wrong way. Whatever happens to us this day, let's keep our eyes and ears open for hidden treasures. They may be buried deep, so we really may have to hunt.  But this summer Wednesday is special and God has many gifts for us to behold.  Love, heidi

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