Matthew 6:19-21 – Riches in heaven

The words “store up” imply an accumulation beyond that of one’s present need.

Like the parable of the rich fool building bigger barns, how much time and energy do we spend trying to secure and maintain material possessions?

Why do we fail to trust that the Lord will provide, as he has promised, for all our earthly needs?

Jesus tells us that the things of this earth will not last, and that we are to store up treasures in heaven.

The intangible riches of our Lord’s kingdom—love, peace, justice, equity and mercy—are the things we should truly long for, the things of great value.

St. Ignatius prayed, “Grant, O Lord, that my heart may neither desire nor seek anything but what is necessary for the fulfillment of Your Holy Will.”

Take a moment to consider what it is that your heart truly longs for.

In faith, let us set our minds on things above, on building up the Kingdom of God, our eternal dwelling place.

The Reverend Deacon Sister Mary Catharine Robertson 
St. Paul’s (Glanford) Mount Hope.