The pearl of great price. That’s you.


When we hear the parable of the pearl of great price, you know, the one that the merchant sees and sells everything he has so that he can purchase it, and that’s like the Kingdom of Heaven, at least I am tempted to think that that’s me, or should be, you know, the merchant who finds the pearl of great price and sells everything he has to get it. But imagine that for a second: sell your car, your house, your computer, everything. Well then, now I know that that’s not me at all. I’m so bad at all this that if I see such a pearl it’s just as likely to be me looking at a dead spider. Then I think I could never be the merchant. Wait a minute….

Jesus is the merchant of the Kingdom of Heaven who buys me, the pearl, at the great price of Himself. He sees who I can be in His grace by redemption and salvation. I may be like the dead spider above, but He makes me who He wants by His grace. Thank you, Jesus.


Filed under Jesus, Spiritual life

3 responses to “The pearl of great price. That’s you.

  1. Janine

    I have never ever thought about that parable like this. Wow. Something to consider. Thank you Father

  2. sanfelipe007

    Amen. You remind me of the series of homilies the venerable Bishop Sheen gave at Triduum on the topic of the Passion. His last homily on that subject touched upon the spectators of the passion.
    He had broken (over the years) the Passion into various groups, of which I might be a member; was I of the spectators, the apostles, the Roman soldiers, etc? Now I wonder during the Gospel readings; who am I in this passage?

  3. elizdelphi

    This is a great and true interpretation.

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