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January 25, 2021 Matthew 6: 16-24 by Rosemary

Summary: Jesus warns us not to store up treasures for ourselves on earth, but in heaven, for where our treasure is there will be our heart and also reminds us to be careful with what we allow our eyes to focus on and take in.


Focus Verse:

24 ”No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money”

Reflection: Some (many) years ago, when I turned 40, I remember driving home from my birthday dinner, feeling blessed to have shared a nice meal with all my loved ones around me and enjoying a sense of peace and satisfaction. My greatest gift, however, that warm summer evening right at 8 PM as we drove due west was the outline of a still-very-bright sun shining right in front of me. It was like we were driving right into the sun. It was a beautiful reminder that I needed to always keep my eyes on the Son, on Jesus, and never let him out of my focus. Jesus is our greatest gift and treasure. Every once in a while, I have to check myself and make sure that I am not serving two masters, that God is still the master of my life.

Prayer: Jesus, let me never lose sight of the truth that you are my greatest treasure. Help us to keep our eyes on you always and put you first in our lives. Let us forever bask in your light. Amen



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