Treasure

Where is the treasure of you, there also is the heart of you.

Or…

Your heart follows your treasure (Jacob Armstrong).

Each of these is a different way of saying this: We may say we treasure certain things in our hearts, but the reality is that our bank statements and calendars don’t lie. Where, when, how and in whom we invest your time, money, energy and passion says everything about what we really value. It says where our hearts really are.

For many of us, taking this understanding of Jesus’ words seriously is unsettling. It just doesn’t feel good. But here’s the thing: Jesus unsettles us for a reason, and the reason is that Jesus wants to get the core of who we are. When Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,” Jesus set out to reach beyond the soil of sin and shame to reestablish our treasure, to revive our hearts.

Message from Sunday, November 2, 2014 (All Saints Sunday).

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