What Do I Treasure?

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Here is today’s short Gospel reading from Matthew 13:44-46

Jesus said to his disciples:
“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, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant
searching for fine pearls.
When he finds a pearl of great price,
he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.”

What is my treasure or pearl of great price? I know it is my Lord. I would give all that I have for my relationship with God. I believe God loves me and only wants what is best for me. Why would I want anything other than God when He will give me everything I desire according to His will?

I have been in a broken marriage for many years now. We are still together and through our struggles, I have drawn closer to God who has given me the grace to continue to love my spouse even when I may not receive the reciprocal love I desire. He has given me a job that I enjoy that keeps me busy with a very long drive, to and from work, to pray and be in communion with Him. He has given me a supervisor who loves the Lord and loves to spend time in prayer and communication praising His Holy Name. Yes, me a Catholic, and my supervisor, a Baptist, gathering each day in the intimacy of Christ to share our lives so deeply with each other.

The night before last, I was invited by a co-worker to watch the Olympic Women’s Basketball team play. I am a former basketball junkie and to have the opportunity to share time with a co-worker and a sport I thoroughly enjoy was another gift from God. Last night, three of my former softball players that I coached in high school took me to a Dodger Game. These three woman, whom I spent many an afternoon yelling at and disciplining, love me enough to want to spend time with their more than goofy ex-coach. These blessings are all from the Lord. I believe it is because my treasure is the Lord. I deserve none of these blessings. My Lord blesses me daily because He loves me. He loves me more than I could ever love myself. Praise and Glory to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Mike Burke; Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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What Do I Treasure?

2 thoughts on “What Do I Treasure?

  1. Kitsy says:

    Dearest, my blessings are different but bring me the same joy.

    I’ve been dealing with an abcessed tooth, phone and computer hackers, no money and no credit, a flat tire that completely rolled off the rim, …, It goes on and on. But, as I wash dishes, I watch the birds drinking from my bird bath…and they are grateful. There are morning glories every morning from vines that have dried up to the point of being crunchy. I’m always finding unexplored roads through woods and fields and along rivers and lakes. My treasures are not the same as your treasures but God truly knows what brings each of us joy.

    I have deleted my blogs. It didn’t appear that I was reaching anyone beyond ‘the choir.’. I am dropping “off the grid,” and will be doing something different. However, I have remained a follower of 5 or 6 of you and will drop in now and then to check on you.

    Blessings to you and God’s continued care,

    Kitsy

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    1. Kitsy, as I was reading your comment, I was thinking “she gets it”.

      Your writing puts you and who you are into each blog but I do understand. I am happy you will still comment and check in from time to time.

      Whatever “something different” you decide to do may God bless your efforts.

      I think you have brought blessings to more than just me by sharing your sufferings, joys, experiences and journeys of your life.

      I personally thank you for sharing. God bless you!

      Mike

      Liked by 1 person

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