Reflection for July 30, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A buried treasure, a pearl, and a fish

Sunday's parables remind us to be joyful, not judgmental, in our journey to the Kingdom of God

Three times we hear in Sunday’s Gospel, “The kingdom of heaven is like …”  First it is likened to a treasure found accidentally, then a sought-after pearl, and finally a fishing net that collects fish of every kind.

No two journeys of faith are the same. Whether we stumble upon God’s bountiful love or tirelessly seek it, God welcomes all who sincerely desire the Kingdom.

Reflection questions:
  1. How do you finish the sentence, “The kingdom of heaven is like …”
  2. How have you pursued the Kingdom of God? What has it “cost” you?
  3. What was your attitude toward the sacrifice?

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4 Comment(s)

  • Sr. Rose: Friday, July 28, 2017

    I like the image! Thank for the good reflection questions about what the kingdom of God means to me.

  • MarieButh: Friday, July 28, 2017

    I love the picture. Sometimes we struggle with our worries as this fisherman is struggling trying to get his fish into shore but in our heart we know our God is with us all the way.

  • Renae: Friday, July 28, 2017

    Great observation, Marie!

  • Sister donna: Friday, July 28, 2017

    Love the image.