United States Conference of Secular institutes


Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Matthew 13: 44-46

This parable suggests that life’s true treasures are found in the living of our daily lives. Jesus is reminding us that people who faithfully dedicate themselves to their vocation, their everyday duties and responsibilities discover life’s true treasures. But many of us don’t believe that. We keep thinking that the real treasure is out there somewhere, and if we weren’t tied down to this boring ministry and if we weren’t saddled with these community and home responsibilities, then we could be free to go look for that treasure (the kingdom). My friends, the treasure is within us.