March 18, 2014
Lenten Devotional by Nancy Rottman

summertime-mariecassattOn Sunday Paul reflected on the difference between treasures on earth and treasures in heaven and at the Well, Becca reminded us that we are each a treasure.  I’ve been taking stock of my treasure since then.  Oftentimes I meld “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”  (Matthew 6:21) with my mother’s frequent reminder, “You make time for the things you WANT to do.”  Instead of things, I think of people:  the human (and, to be honest, canine) beings who are treasures to me, and the people I seek to be a treasure for.  I want to think of my heart going to the place where another human heart resides, because I believe that where two human hearts meet, God is also.  So using this thought as guidance for Lenten practice I propose we pay attention to both sides of this coin.  On the one side thanking God for all those who are treasures to us, and on the flip side seeking to live up to our being treasure, to be self-giving to those who need us this day, this week, this month.  For then we may know true joy, heavenly treasure!