March 14, 2017
What is the thing you value the most in life? According to Jesus, the Kingdom of God is the Pearl of Great Price
; when you find it, it's worth giving up everything to obtain it. I propose that the measure by which we value the Kingdom of God in our lives will be the measure by which we are detached from sin and creature comforts. The more we detach or remain indifferent to sin and worldly allurements, the more we will be free to choose and desire heaven above all things.
If you press the analogy of the Pearl of Great Price a bit further, you can see that YOU are the PEARL of GREAT price. By sending His Son, the Father gives everything to redeem us and communicate our worth, our value
If heaven and the most Blessed Trinity are not that which we value most in life, it's because we do not know how much we are valued by the Father. The Blood of Jesus proclaims to us: YOU are the PEARL of GREAT PRICE!