In today’s Gospel we’re given another image of the “kingdom of heaven.” Jesus speaks of a treasure buried in a field, but it is discovered by chance. This is Jesus’ way of saying that for those who believe, the gift of faith is far more valuable than any earthly or material treasure.
In today’s Gospel Jesus invites us to ponder what are the true riches in human life. Jesus teaches that those who rely solely on material goods and allow them to control their existence to the point of greed and possessiveness are storing up treasures that will not last.
“There were many women there . . . who had followed Jesus from Galilee”—Matthew 27:55. Try to imagine these holy Galilean women at various scenes. Try to conceptualize how they may have felt, how they reacted. They are not often depicted, but they were there!
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