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.”
There within you is a temple, a place, a holy chamber…a spiritual room in which you can find rest, stillness and an abundance of God’s infinite love. Go there. Do so not only when your heart is troubled, or when your spirit is down, or when your mind is filled with worries. No. Rather, go there daily… In the good times and the bad. Go in search of divine assurance, divine mercy and divine justice. Right there, within the very depths of your being rests our dear and everlasting Lord.
The Lord’s presence within you since that very moment of conception and most certainly there at the beginning of your own one sacred, precious and holy life, our Lord was with you. He invites us, calls us and even encourages us to draw closer to our dear Lord and to walk humbly in His company all the days of our lives. Enter more fully into the very depth and holy presence of our Lord’s presence. He waits and waits and waits ever so patiently. He waits for that moment, those times when you will awaken your heart, mind and spirit and come to realize, recognize and rediscover our dear Lord right there in your daily life. Our Lord waits for you, me and all to hear and accept His divine invitation. Will or will you not accept this Divine Kindness?
Within you is the greatest treasure you will ever possess. It is YOU, your friends, and your loved ones. You have within you the saving power of God. You have heard about the Gospel, prayer and the idea of sacrifice. The treasure within you is God’s unconditional love, the ransom paid in full by Christ Himself, and the infinite love of the Holy Spirit. You cannot replace you with any things! Not even a poor shepherd in the field can, in God’s eyes be declared as being of less value than some object or thing. You are a vibrant gift from God into our world. Strive to imitate Christ. Just try! Never give up! Do not sell your true self. Be true to yourself! May you always know your own life, is a life created by God out of Divine Love. Return God’s love with love. That’s the infinite treasure you have been blessed with.
-Father Michael Briese