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July 30, 2017: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant
searching for fine pearls.
When she finds a pearl of great price,
she goes and sells all that she has and buys it.” (Matthew 13:44-46)


As the hidden treasure and the pearl, the kingdom of heaven’s value is inestimable. How much are you willing to sacrifice to possess it? Is heaven a gift or a reward?


Let the goal of the kingdom of heaven — being with God forever — transform the priorities in your life just as it did for the apostles. Seek first the kingdom of heaven. Nourish your faith with prayer, Mass and the Eucharist.

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Marilyn Kirschten

Marilyn Kirschten is a Providence Associate of the Sisters of Providence. Marilyn lives in a northern suburb of Chicago. She is a graduate of Marywood, Evanston and is involved in multiple ministries in her parish, Our Lady of Ransom in Niles, Ill.

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