On the Gospel of Matthew 13:44-52
It is therefore important to strive towards a deeper penetration of God’s law in our lives, a deeper understanding which will lead us to true freedom. We need to reflect daily on our behaviour and examine our conscience to see in what way we have failed to act as God would like us to have acted in a certain situation, the question being whether we acted out of love. It is therefore also important to regularly go to confession and ask for God’s forgiveness and grace to become a better person.
The kingdom of God is indeed like a treasure, and it is worth selling everything to obtain it. Discovering this is like the awe which overcomes us when, for example, we encounter the beauty of nature, when having an encounter with God as the person in the first parable, when we find the treasure of the Truth, have a complete conversion of heart, being prepared to sell everything in order to never let go of the encounter of love, which the encounter of God is.