“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”
– Mat. 13:44 NRSV
So, here I am a the field. What now?
The verse is from the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible. The metaphor sounds good and everything. But when I really think about it, sometimes it feels like it doesn’t apply. The field I find myself occupying is one in which I’ve always lived. I’ve been immersed in church and Christianity and all that surrounds it pretty much my entire life. So this place where I find myself living, this place I’ve assumed to be “The Field”, might not be the one Jesus is referring to here in this story. The one in the story had to be bought. Mine was inherited.
So, what exactly am I supposed to be buying? And what does this treasure actually look like? Will I know it when I find it? Am I actually supposed to find “it”? Maybe its all about the search.
The diverse ramblings you find here are my attempts to explore what that quote from the Gospel of Matthew actually means. I’ll write about many different topics but this question animates most everything I find myself thinking about. I consider myself an aspiring follower of Jesus. It’s not a destination. I believe the blessings are in the following, not the possessing. This is what I’ll be exploring in this blog.