Daily Reflection

From a Creighton Student's Perspective

June 17, 2011

Emily Tanner

Sophomore, International Relations Major, French Minor

2 Cor 11:18, 21-30
Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Mt 6:19-23

"But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” -Mt 6:19-23

Today’s Gospel reading, my fellow daily reflection enthusiasts, is massively inclusive, in that it can be practiced by all of us. First off, when Jesus tells his disciples to ‘store up treasures in heaven,’ I believe that he is referring to the actions one must make here on earth. It is necessary for all persons to act in a manner in which we do what God expects of us to build up those ‘treasures’ in heaven. Therefore, these abstract things in comparison to material things cannot be destroyed or eaten by moths and it certainly cannot be stolen.

If actions are taken in preserving these “treasures,” when we do arrive in heaven we will be welcomed by God. People take these actions with the intent of following the Word of God and trying to be faithful by him. Being faithful to God, in my opinion, is committing one hundred percent of ourselves to him and making him our number one priority. In doing so, we are opening our hearts to him and the actions that are made are done out of love and devotion. Upon arriving in heaven, God will welcome us with open arms, reflecting upon the love that has been “stored” in heaven.

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