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The Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of pearls...

  First Reading 1 Kings 3:5,7-12 Second Reading Romans 8:28-30 Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52 ………………………………………………………… The Treasure A ticket collector in a train found an old worn out wallet in a compartment full of people. He looked inside to find the name of its owner. There was no clue. All that there was in it was some money and a picture of Jesus Christ. He held it up and asked, “Who does this wallet belong to?” An old man said, “That’s my wallet, Sir, please give it to me.” The ticket collector said, “You’ll have to prove that it is yours. Only then I can hand it over to you.” The old man, with a toothless smile, said “It has a picture of Christ Jesus in it.” The ticket collector said, “That is no proof; anyone can have a picture of Christ Jesus in his wallet. What is special about that?”…

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Why Does The Word of God not Enter Our Lives?

The Seed is the Word of God,and the Sower is Christ; all who find him will abide forever.

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Fear Produces Persecution; Persecution Produces Fear. Jeremiah 20:10-13 Psalm 68:8-10,14,17,33-35 Romans 5:12-15 Matthew 10:26-33 Love and fear are two important forces that rule the world. All actions are somehow connected with fear and love. A poor little bird on the tree saw below a cobra watching him closely. The bird was terrified and did not move. It was so overcome with fright, it could not move. It sat there for a very long time without food and drink. It was almost paralyzed. After a long time, it fell unconscious to the ground and became prey to the cobra. This is exactly what plays along with regards to faith, righteousness, persecution and fear. Fear is a disposition put into us by tyrants who compels our obedience through threats of harm, or harm itself. Infact, it binds together all the three readings. The light of God, which is the light of faith…

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