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

It was good enough for Dumbledore, so...

Welcome to the better part! This is my first time blogging (I don't even like the word blogging--for some reason, it makes me think of wading through a swamp!)


Today is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, and in the Gospel we hear Jesus say these words, "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."


Dumbledore's words?


"Hermione was looking at Harry, and he was glad that his face was hidden in shadow. He read the words...again. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. He did not understand what these words meant. Surely Dumbledore had chosen them..." --Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

Dumbledore has some of my favourite lines in the Harry Potter series, but this one is not his own. It belongs to the Word of God. Like Harry, I think many people do not understand what these words mean.


There will your heart be


This part, I understand, I think. I want my heart to be with God, with the One who knows me, and calls me by name. Most of us want that, I think, if we are really honest. We'd like our hearts to be God's treasure, really. Isn't that a great thought? That God treasures each one of us, especially...you, especially...me, especially... And God is passionate about God's treasures.


Where is my treasure?


This is the difficult part. Where is my treasure? What is my treasure? I hope that by choosing the better part, we can come to know the answers to these questions, and other ones, deep inside.

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