Friday, February 07, 2003

Treasures in Heaven?

This morning when I woke up the bedside radio was playing a song with a repetitive antiphon, "Store up treasures in heaven...."

And all I could think of right away is how St. Therese would rewrite it: Give away your treasures in heaven. When you are Called, throw yourself into the arms of your Lord and Beloved.

But then, I recalled when I was in grade school reading the prayers in the prayer books, and, for a while, thought that learning the ones that said "500 days" was better than learning the ones that only said "300 days" or "50 days." Maybe we all have to go through the stage of learning to care about heavenly treasures more than earthly ones before we can even conceive of giving up even the heavenly ones.
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