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(2) Matt 13:44
(1) Thom 109
109 Jesus said, The (Father's) imperial rule is like a person who had a treasure in his field but did not know it. 2And [when] he died he left it to his [son]. The son [did] not know (about it either). He took over the field and sold it. 3The buyer went plowing, [discovered] the treasure, and began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished. [Complete Gospels]
(2) Matt 13:44
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
John Dominic Crossan
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Common Sayings Tradition: No
Color Thom 109:1-3 33 M, T 86Red 18 43 21 18 0.54 Pink Thom 109:1-3 33 M, T 86ND 0 24 48 28 0.32 Gray Matt 13:44 33 M, T 86Red 45 28 24 3 0.71 Pink Matt 13:44 33 M, T 86ND 32 40 20 8 0.65 Pink
This poem originated as a contribution to the HODOS online community by Gene Stecher. It is published with Gene's consent but he explicitly retains full rights as the creative author. You welcome to use it for personal study and worship, but it should not be published in any other form without the author's prior consent. Index to Gene Stecher's poems
The surprise within and
the systematic search among.
The subject of the surprise,
the subject of the searching.
Pearls and treasures come
from either direction. Better
stay alert for the knock!
or maybe we're talking about JOY!
The joy of the surprise,
the joy of priceless discovery,
the joy of paying the full value.
A pearl in a field? Hard to find!
After you rush to buy the field,
the joy of walking barefoot
through lucious HJ grass.
But you have to pay the full value, everything you have!