He sells everything he owns and buys the field
What a gift it is, to be able to recognise the true value of things, and choose those which will last forever and bring us true happiness! Solomon, renowned for wisdom, is able to make the right choices when offered the chance to have anything he wants. What would we choose? The parable in the Gospel tells us that, in a sense, the choice is already before us: we can see the kingdom of heaven waiting for us: it is of greater value than anything else, and so all our hearts should be set on it. Nothing should stand in our way.
First Reading: Kings 3:5, 7-12
Res: Lord how I love your law!
Second Reading: Romans 8: 28-30
Gospel: Matthew 13: 44-52