We have been hearing about the Kingdom of Heaven these last few weeks. What is this Kingdom to you and can you recognize it in your life? The Gospel says if you find a treasure on the land or find a beautiful pearl, you sell what you can and buy that property to get that great prize. But is the prize worth it?

In the first reading Solomon was asked what he wanted from God. His answer: an understanding heart. Once again, where and what is the Kingdom of God – the pearl, the buried treasure or an understanding heart? With an understanding heart, we will recognize all the riches in our life: family, friends, talents & abilities as well as the many opportunities to forgive, show kindness and to be loved.

The Kingdom of Heaven is right here.