Religious Reflections

Where does your treasure lie?

by Rev. Larry Spaur

I have been watching their activity once again. I have even observed the activity all around the community. Once I had to kick off some residual debris from the front steps.

The squirrels are busy preparing for winter. They are scurrying here and there, crossing streets and yards. Sometimes, very briefly, they stop their digging and burying just long enough to check me out. Then back to work they go.

I find myself wondering about the squirrel's memory and tracing ability. I have trouble locating my wallet in plain sight. I couldn't imagine dividing up the contents of my wallet and storing a few necessary items all around my yard like the squirrel does.

I know that some of hte squirrels' effors go undiscovered. Yet, the squirrels are relentless in their preparations. They are busy preparing for their future.

I am reminded of that wonderful admonition of Jesus. Jesus cautions us not to lay up treasures on earth where moth and rust consume, where thieves break in and steal. We are instructed to lay up treasures in heaven. It is all about proper placement.

So, are we squirreling away here in our back yards, or are we wiser than that? Jesus tells us that our hearts will be where our treasure lies.

. Rev. Spaur is from the Sunnyside United Methodist Church.


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