Nowadays, many of us are more inclined to materialism. We have the tendency to accumulate and amass something. In fact, a large number of people seems to believe that material wealth is the solution and answer to every problem. Materialism is buying things we do not need with money we don’t have to impress people that don’t matter. Jesus in today’s gospel reminds us of the saying: “do not store up treasures for yourself here on earth”. The most effective way to fight materialism is learning to let go, for attachment is the source of all suffering. Friends, be mindful that finite things cannot quench infinite longings. Our real treasure is not what we possess but it is God who possesses us. Jesus is that treasure.
Store up treasures in heaven. That is the very message of today’s gospel. Those who lays up treasures in heaven looks forward to eternity. And the way to store up treasure in heaven is in investing people in order to get there. Bring your family and friends to heaven. Most importantly, bring yourself to that paradise called heaven.
Conclusion: If material things are what you are talking about when you say “I am blessed.” You have no idea what a blessing is. Mga kababayan, please do not forget that the most important things are not material things!