Jesus said to his disciples: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.”
There are two important characters in the gospel. The first one is the person who bought the field. The second one is the merchant who found the pearl. Both of them found the kingdom of heaven. After finding it they were never the same again because they found something that would satisfy them for life and without them knowing it what they’ve found will serve as their passage to heaven in the afterlife.
As we go on with our lives in this world, there will be instances wherein Jesus will manifest Himself to us by way of our relatives, friends or even by means of nameless individuals. After our encounter with Jesus some of us will never be the same again because we will desire to steadfastly follow Him. But majority of us will treat it as an ordinary event in our lives and nonchalantly ignore Him.
We need to discover in our lives Jesus who both represents the treasure buried in a field and the pearl of great price.