28.07.10 KINGDOM

 "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. (Mt 13:44-46)


 Jesus and the kingdom message are to make the listeners think. The message is shocking. It is also making the listeners to wonder about the kingdom. Matthew has arranged all the parables together and hence all the parables together communicate the various aspects of the kingdom.

 The kingdom is like a treasure. One does not get a treasure everyday of his life. It is not something that you get through ordinary knowledge and understanding. Similarly the kingdom is something out of the ordinary and unexpected. It is something like a revelation. It is totally a gift and it not worked for.

 The kingdom is like a fine pearl. It is so fine and so expensive. Its worth is so valuable that one has to sell all what he possesses to acquire this. Kingdom is such. It is worth loosing everything for the kingdom.