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Lent Devotional • Day 36

Wednesday, The Fifth Week of Lent (Mar. 24)

Treasures in Heaven

Narrated by Steve Trusty

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth… but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:19, 20

Everything you own is yours—but only for a short time. Someday it will all pass on to someone else, for there are no trailer hitches on hearses. Time steals all your stuff eventually.

Jesus died to give you a treasure that will outlast all your earthly possessions. You can add to that heavenly balance sheet by using your earthly goods for eternal purposes. What you give to help the needy, to advance the kingdom of God on earth, to increase the population of heaven—all that will live on after you leave earth.

Live for the future that goes on forever, not for the present that dies with you.

REFLECT: What treasures in heaven are you looking forward to the most?

PRAY: Expand my vision, Lord, to see beyond the here and now. Amen.

Devotional content provided by Creative Communications for the Parish.