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Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mt 13:44-46): "Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it." Jesus said to his disciples: "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 and buys that field. Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it."

Illustration: Fr. Lluís Raventós Artés

Today we have another image of the Kingdom of Heaven: the fine pearl. A "fine pearl" looks like something much appreciated. In this case, Jesus adds "of great value." That is, right there we find a lot of "added value" (as we would say in the business world).

- We should not be living in a cloud without looking down at the earth (because we would stumble), but we do not have to forget the Heaven either (not to get lost). Is it Heaven your truly "added value"?