17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, A
Matthew 13:44-52Christian life is ultimately choosing the real treasure, like choosing the better part as Mary, sister of Lazarus did. She chose Jesus.
To choose the better part or to make a decision based on what is of true value is known as wisdom. In the first reading, instead of power or wealth, Solomon chose wisdom. In the gospel, the kingdom of God is aptly visualized and explained. Do we choose God's kingship over earthly lures? Are we all choosing the better part?
The parables of the kingdom enable us to open our minds and hearts to its values, benefits, and advantages among all others.