(Jesus speaking) “For your heart will always pursue what you value as your treasure.” (Mat 6:21) Recently I read of a lady who had been burgled. The burglars took some precious private family items which she said were memories from dead family members and could never be replaced. How sad. This reminded me of a film of an old man sat on his own in a locked vault staring at old art treasures. The scene left me feeling quite sad. Then I remembered a recent visit to my mother who
While he (Jesus) was saying these things, some woman lifted her voice above the murmur of the crowd: “Blessed the womb that carried you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” Jesus commented, “Even more blessed are those who hear God’s Word and guard it with their lives!” (Luke 11:27) This got me thinking about how we define as ‘treasure.’ Gold for example. What makes it so valuable, or diamonds or pearls or …? So basically it’s all about rarity and public demand then? Do the
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