Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
44 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field. Which a man having found, hid it, and for joy thereof goeth, and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
45 Again the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant seeking good pearls.
46 Who when he had found one pearl of great price, went his way, and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Jesus gives you his love. He gives himself totally and entirely to you. He offers you the Kingdom through His preaching, through the Church and especially through the sacraments. There is only one way for you to respond to Jesus and that is like Saint Peter Chrysologus to give your heart, your life entirely to Jesus. This is how to be completely happy. To be completely God's and for God to be completely yours. When you choose Jesus you find the greatest treasure and He gives you joy, peace and happiness. Compared to Jesus everything else is loss. To accept that Jesus is God and your highest good, is to enter into His Kingdom.
Saint Peter Chrysologus put it this way. “Offer your soul to God, make him an oblation of your fasting, so that your soul may be a pure offering, a holy sacrifice, a living victim, remaining your own and at the same time made over to God. Whoever fails to give this to God will not be excused, for if you are to give him yourself you are never without the means of giving."
Jesus loves you.
May Our Lord Jesus and Mary the Mother of God help you to get to heaven.
Listen to the Gospel of today
homily from Our Lady of Grace Monastery.