No. 24 The Treasury

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Don't store for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19

Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life which the Son of Man will give you for it is on Him that God the Father has set His seal.  John 6:27

Wake up, look around. What you see with your eyes is a world highly salted with death and shadows of death. Nothing lasts here. It is even hard to hold on to goodness here because everything changes. This is the dark and dangerous world of thieves and murderers. This is the world of starving desire. 

Oh lying eyes, if only you could let us see the safe place of life and light.

"But we can!" exclaims the shepherd boy. “Where you put your treasure becomes more and more real to you. It becomes your room where lay your most precious possessions! In the place of many mansions someday you will find your room all furnished and packed with your souvenirs from this old world, with riches transformed and unimaginable!”

“But what shall I put there? What lasts?”

“That’s easy!” added shepherd boy “Fill your room with acts of love, with friends and family you have helped and prayed for. Fill your room with miraculous moments of hearing God speak. Let your food be the Word of God, and counsel from holy ones, and Holy Communion. My Son and Lord wants you to be aware that your mortal body is only the vehicle for your heart. Your work and your treasures, even your food can be as enduring as He is. Become conscious with every decision you make of what to do and how to spend your money of whether it will land in your “living” room or whether it will dissolve.”

“I think I get it!” I cheered. “What is visible here dissolves like vapor and what is invisible here, is as real as a rock in God’s country. It’s ironic!”

Shepherd boy smiled, nodded, then dissolved!