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Liturgical day: Friday 11th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mt 6,19-23): Jesus said to his disciples: «Do not store up treasure for yourself here on earth where moth and rust destroy it, and where thieves can steal it». Jesus said to his disciples: «Do not store up treasure for yourself here on earth where moth and rust destroy it, and where thieves can steal it. Store up treasure for yourself with God, where no moth or rust can destroy nor thief come and steal it. For where your treasure is, there also your heart will be.

»The lamp of the body is the eye; if your eyes are sound, your whole body will be in the light. If your eyes are diseased your whole body will be in darkness. Then, if your light has become darkness, how dark will be the darkest part of you!

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus gives us a very practical advice: do not treat the things of this life as a treasure. We tend to accumulate many things that in the end we do not know where to put them. It is true that we need things to live, but what we need over everything is love. Someday God will call us to heaven: what treasures will I find there?

"Look! Jesus has remained on earth, hidden in the Eucharist. He is present in many churches. He is everywhere! Could He do it if He had many things?