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Liturgical day: Sunday 17th (A) in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mt 13,44-52): Jesus said to the crowds: «The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. The one who finds it buries it again; and so happy is he, that he goes and sells everything he has, in order to buy that field». Jesus said to the crowds: «The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. The one who finds it buries it again; and so happy is he, that he goes and sells everything he has, in order to buy that field.

»Again the kingdom of heaven is like a trader who is looking for fine pearls. Once he has found a pearl of exceptional quality, he goes away, sells everything he has and buys it.

»Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a big fishing net let down into the sea, in which every kind of fish has been caught. When the net is full, it is dragged ashore. Then they sit down and gather the good fish in buckets, but throw the worthless ones away. That is how it will be at the end of time; the angels will go out to separate the wicked from the just and throw them into the blazing furnace, where they will weep and gnash their teeth».

Jesus asked, «Have you understood all these things?» «Yes», they answered. So he said to them, «You will see that every teacher of the Law who becomes a disciple of the Kingdom is like a householder who can produce from his store things both new and old».

Illustration: Fr. Lluís Raventós Artés

Today we hear about the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus spent time and effort to explain this "treasure" to us. But it is something so inspiring that the Master could only describe it with parables or comparisons.

-The Kingdom of Jesus is much more beautiful than we can imagine. But we know something fundamental: it is the treasure of our life, which we can already start to savor it down here. Are you going to change it for some mundane "little treasure"?