Sunday, August 7, 2022

Treasure in Heaven and the Thief

 Luke 12:32-34

"Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, 
for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. 

Sell your belongings and give alms. 

Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, 
an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. 

For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

Thomas 76

Jesus says: 
    "The Kingdom of the Father is like a man, a merchant, 
    who has a burden and found a pearl. 
    This merchant is a wise man: 
    he sold the bundle and bought the pearl alone. 

    You also seek his treasure which does not perish, which lasts, 
    into which the moth does not enter to consume and where the worm does not destroy."

Luke 12:35-40

Gird your loins and light your lamps 
and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding, 
ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks. 
Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. 
Amen, I say to you, 
he will gird himself, have them recline at table, 
and proceed to wait on them. 
And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, 
blessed are those servants.
Be sure of this: 
if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, 
he would not have let his house be broken into. 
You also must be prepared, 
for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”

Thomas 21

Mary says to Jesus: 
    "Who are your disciples like?" 

He says to her: 
    "They are like little children 
    who have made their way into a field that does not belong to them. 
    When the owners of the field come, they will say: 
        'Get out of our field!' 
    They then will give up the field to these people and let them have their field back again."

    "That is why I tell you this: 
    If the master of the house knows that the thief is coming, 
    he will watch before he comes 
    and will not allow him to force an entry into his royal house to carry off furniture. 
    You, then, be on the watch against the world. 
    Gird up your loins with great energy, 
    so that the brigands do not find any way of reaching you; 
    for they will find any place you fail to watch."

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