August 01, 2012
St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
by Rev. Fr. Caloy Reyes
First Reading: Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21
Psalm: Psalm 59:2-4, 10-11, 17-18
Gospel: Matthew 13:44-46
44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
The Gospel today is about the parable of the Kingdom of God likened to a man discovering a treasure that sells everything he has to buy it. "Ano ba ang hinahanap nating treasure?” The greatest treasure is God’s intimate love – knowing that God loves us, no matter who we are this treasure is our source of joy – without God’s love, life is miserable.
You may have all that you have dreamed about – a good job, a car, a big house, a family, but after these, what’s next? Will these things bring you real happiness? Without God’s love, life will always be empty. Let us pray for the grace to feed on God’s love that we may find true and everlasting joy.