Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Today’s text

Matthew 13:45-46

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Priceless treasure

There is no hesitation. No clear-minded calculation when you find the pearl of great price. You simply know … and know it is worth all you are … and all you have. You know … you must have it, hold it near and treasure what you have found.

But do you really find it? Are our souls lonely hunters seeking the kingdom of your love where … in relationships … and in the depth of our souls … we enter a deeper reality laced with the Love you are … so that we know ourselves whole and complete, wanted and welcomed, filled to the brim with the substance of you who are Love itself?

Do we consciously search for this, or is this more like a subterranean stream within us drawing us toward what we most need … often without our awareness?

Is there a feeling, a deep inner urge toward something we cannot name, but which some wondrous part of our soul knows … for this I was born, for this the Holy One made me?

When we find ourselves in the presence of this pearl of great price, we realize we found nothing but have been found by You, who are the loneliest hunter of all, seeking us out in every love we know.

And having been found by Love, startled to come across that pearl of great price perhaps when you weren't much looking for it, the soul knows before the mind can form a single thought that this … this Love … is what you always needed.

The soul just knows.

Pr. David L. Miller