Matthew 6:19-23 Reflection ~
Jesus leaves no doubt that we are already immersed in Heaven that is already here. Our obligation is to solidify Heaven’s divine existence by being present for others, living righteously, and despite all those influences that contain darkness, to love. With the treasure of love’s purity we can be and do as St. Francis says, “Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.” To see with our hearts, allows our whole self to become holy and humbly express God’s grandeur.
Matthew 6 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The Sound Eye
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; 23 but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 6:19-23.