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At that time, Jesus spoke this parable to His disciples: The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field; he who finds it hides it, and in his joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. When he finds a single pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net cast into the sea that gathered in fish of every kind. When it was filled, they hauled it out, and sitting down on the beach, they gathered the good fish into vessels, but threw away the bad. So will it be at the end of the world. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from among the just, and will cast them into the furnace of fire, where there will be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth. Have you understood all these things? They said to Him, Yes. And He said to them, So then, every Scribe instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings forth from his storeroom things new and old.

Mathew 13:44-52

Is the Kingdom worth everything?

Is the Kingdom worth changing your philosophy, worth walking away from relationships, from jobs, from the way we believe we need to do things?

When faced with a challenge, sometimes its easy to carry on with the status quo, even if it means living with blinders on. But the Kingdom is filled with graces, filled with peace and a concept of time we are unfamiliar with. The Kingdom does not mean we do not experience pain, suffering, or are free from temptations. The Kingdom is with us at every moment, at every choice, big or small. The Kingdom is something potential in all of us that, through choices, we need to actualize.

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