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FAITH BOOK

17th SUNDAY (A) July 26, 2020

 1 Kings 3: 5, 7-12; Ps119; Romans 8: 28-30; Matthew 13: 44-52

 By Jude Siciliano, OP


Mini reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on the run. “Faith Book” is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.

 

From today’s Gospel reading:


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
To buy that field.

 

Reflection:


It may seem that we happen upon the kingdom of heaven, mere birth, or by chance – like the treasure buried in the field. Still, it requires discernment on our part. Can we appreciate what a treasure we have come upon? Are we willing to accept it in joy and make the sacrifices in our lives to retain it?

 

So, we ask ourselves:

 

  • In my daily life how do I experience the treasure that is the kingdom of heaven?
    What sacrifice is that treasure now asking of me?

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