August 2 2023 Gospel Reading and Reflection

8/2/2023 (Wednesday) Today’s gospel reading: Matthew 13:44-46

Jesus said to his disciples:
44 “The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
45 Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.
46 When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.”

8/2/2023 (Wednesday) Today’s gospel reflection: Matthew 13:44-46

Each one of us longs for unconditional love. Some of us longs for answers to deep-seated questions. Most of us or maybe all of us longs for real happiness. Yet time and again, we do not find what we are looking for and we feel disappointed and distressed. In the gospel reading above, Jesus is offering us what we should be longing for and to do everything to possess it. That is His Kingdom which is at hand! This means we should be not seeking elsewhere. It is something that is within our reach right here, right now.


It has often been said that happiness is a choice. Yet we really do not know what truly makes us happy. There are moments when we feel so happy but those are just that – momentary. So what can give us joy that will last? It is our relationship with God. He is the “hidden treasure” that we should all be seeking.

There is complete happiness when we are with God and He is in us or when we make Him the king in our life. When we find Him, we are happy.


One of the most important things we do is making a choice between competing alternatives. In our life, we make choices a hundred times every day. Yet we often make the wrong choice and the primary reason why we fail to discern the right choice is because we forget to pray for guidance.

To make a choice means to select one and give up the others. Since God is the true source of happiness then we should give up all other things and focus on Him. In Him, there is eternal joy.

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Gospel Reading with Reflection for August 2, 2023
Gospel Reading with Reflection for August 2, 2023

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