If I’m being honest, this parable really messed with me this week. I would like to say that the Kingdom of Heaven is worth everything that I am and is worthy of all my possessions, but to be honest, I don’t know if I’m there yet.
I don’t know if I can say with 100% assurance that I have this mentality when it comes to the kingdom. I want to say that it is worth everything. I want to say that I’m willing to sell everything I own to pursue it, but I don’t know if I can. That bothers me. It really bothers me.
It bothers me because it challenges me to think about what I put my hope in. More often than not, I find myself hoping in my career, my abilities, my possessions, my intellect. This parable challenges me because it forces me to come face to face with the question “what is the kingdom of heaven worth?” This questions cuts me deep because it forces me to realize that the answer is not as straightforward as I want it to be.
That being said, this week’s episode of Thursday’s Theology deals specifically with this parable and why it is one of the hardest ones to live by. Check it out and let me know what you think!