17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
In today’s Sunday Gospel, we have the parable of the pearl of great price. It is interesting, I always remember the story of the pearl of great price, but yet I do not recall the story of the field with the treasure in it, where one sells everything because the treasure is worth more than what he owns and is so valuable that one would gladly sell everything they own to obtain it. It seems to me to actually be the better analogy though because it while owning the pearl would perhaps be nice, what could you really do with the pearl, except be happy that you own something that you desire, whereas the treasure would really look after you. It would be a serious step up and worth taking the risk for.