The Joy of Finding Treasure Hunt
I will make a small sacrifice of my time to do something extra for someone who needs God’s love
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Matthew 13: 44-46
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."
Prayer: Lord, you have made me for yourself, and my heart is restless until I rest in you. I
want to encounter you more deeply today so that you can be my treasure. Thank you for the gift of
this new day. I know you love me. I wishHelp me to discover your love more deeply and give it to
Petition: Lord, help me
to treasure the gift of your friendship.
1. A Hunt for In Search of a Treasure: . The
restlessness in our hearts can be compared to a hunt for treasure. In different ways we all
experience the desire for unconditional love, true goodness, the answer to our deepest questions. In
Christ, God has come to give himself to us. He is the one we truly long for; he is our greatest
treasure. During this time of prayer let us deepen our awareness of the greatness of his gift of
friendship, and let us strengthen this friendship by our openness to his love.
2. A Treasure Worth More Than Anything Else . In Christ we have experienced the overwhelming faithfulness of God’s
love for us. In his mercy we discover that our life has infinite value in the Father’s eyes. In his
teachings we discover the wisdom to build our life on solid ground. In his grace we receive the
strength to grow in love and holiness. This is where we can build a true future. This is where we
can live up to our calling to greatness. But we must be willing to leave aside all other concerns to
really possess this treasure. We must leave aside anything that tries to give us a false sense of
security outside of God. Am I making my friendship with Christ the one value that guides my heart
and my decisions?
3. A Treasure That Is Free Yet CostlyThe Unopened Treasure Chest:
. Unpacking this treasure is the work of our spiritual life. We need to cooperate with Christ’s
grace in order to truly truly possess this treasure truly. The cultivation of faith, hope, and
charity helps us discover and live this treasure more fully each day. Our sacrifices and
renunciations done to put on the new man help us dig this treasure out of the earthy make-up of our
lives. Living generous charity helps us make this treasure truly last and enrich our lives. Am I
truly sincerely allowing Christ’s treasure to transform me?
Conversation with Christ: Lord, thank you for the gift of your love. You
are the treasure I truly long for. Help me to enter more deeply into your heart this day by doing
things your way no matter what the cost. Help me to value the gift of your friendship above
will make a small sacrifice of my time to do something extra for someone who needs God’s
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