Blog 2442 – 07.02.2022
Where True Treasure Can Always Be Found
Jesus once said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” And he warned us against getting caught up in piling up treasures here, but rather encouraged us to keep our treasure where robbers and crooks cannot steal it from us. Even a little of true treasure can satisfy while piles of gold are never enough.
For some just a small gold band is all the gold they ever want to own. Many others believe a bigger pile of gold than anyone else we’ll get them what they want, power, influence, and love. Some will pretend to love you the most if you are willing to pay the most for it. Jesus also said, “What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his soul in the process.”
Philosophers and theologians have long debated what is meant by the soul. Most common folk think that soul is a synonym, at least as used in the above quote, for life. Since neither the dead nor time travelers in most stories can take anything with them when they go, not even their clothes, we should find our true treasure and our true lives within.
One last Jesus quote for you Jesus people who believed that the Bible, the words in red in particular, are the only ones to live by, “The kingdom of heaven is within you.” The white guys came to the New World looking for gold or something they could turn into gold quickly. Those already here had gold, mountains of it, so much they used it for ornaments. The gold hungry strangers from the east came in mass to take it away from them.
There was a theme song to the nineteen-sixties movie, Billy Jack, that told a story about a mountain people who were said to have a great treasure hidden deep beneath a stone. The valley people wanted that treasure and were ready to fight and kill for it. The mountain people said, “With our brothers we will share.” But, half was not enough for the valley people so they killed all the mountain people, dug deep uncovering the stone, and when they looked beneath it, “Peace on Earth” was all it said.
“Peace on Earth,” the angel sang to the shepherds. I conclude today with two songs.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Peace from The Music Machine