Wednesday 29 July 2020

About Today Readings

St Martha. Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21. God is my refuge on the day of distress – Psalm 58(59):2-5, 10-11, 17-18. Matthew 13:44-46.

‘The kingdom of heaven is like …’

How many times does Jesus start with these words? Trying to imagine what the kingdom looks like is like trying to put a face to God. Impossible! Why does Jesus use so much imagery? Perhaps that’s the only way we can understand the nature of God.

Jesus uses two quite different images in order to impress upon us the gift of being a child of God. God constantly seeks us. God rejoices in the treasure of a people of faith. When a person receives the gift of faith and responds wholeheartedly to God’s searching, when they allow themselves to be ‘found’, then God rejoices like someone who has searched a field and finds a great treasure, or someone who finds a pearl of great value after sifting through some pretty ordinary offerings.

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