A disciple of Christ is called to be the light of the world. The Gospel proclamation is urging us to not be overly concerned with accumulating material possessions and wealth. Jesus says that these things can be easily destroyed, and that true treasures are found in heaven. By “heaven,” Jesus is referring to the eternal reward that awaits those who follow God’s teachings and live a righteous life. Jesus also uses the metaphor of the eye as a lamp to illustrate the importance of having a healthy perspective. A healthy eye allows light in and illuminates the body, while an unhealthy eye fills the body with darkness. This metaphor can be interpreted to mean that if we have a clear, positive perspective on life and focus on spiritual values, we will be filled with light and goodness. But if we have a negative, materialistic perspective, we will be filled with darkness and negativity. We are advised to prioritize spiritual values over material possessions. By doing so, we will be filled with light and goodness and find true treasures in heaven.
Prayer: Abba Father, may I seek eternal treasures. Amen.