Friday, 15 July 2016

Treasure.


"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field."  Matthew 13:44a (NRSV)

Don't mistake the field for the treasure.

"But we have this treasure in clay jars."  2 Corinthians 4:7a (NRSV)

Don't mistake the clay jars for the treasure.

So it is with world religions.

The worshipers of fields fight wars against the worshipers of clay jars over who has the treasure.

They do not realize that neither the fields nor the clay jars are the treasure itself.

Both and neither have the treasure.

And what is the treasure?

Love.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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