Because of how the paragraphs are split up in this reading, it would seem Jesus is giving us two, unrelated teachings. He says, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” He then goes on to advise living each day as if this is the moment Christ will return – to living each day as if it were our last. If we truly practiced that: savoring each moment; not leaving things unsaid; doing what we could to repair any damage we’ve done; choosing to use words that are peaceful and life-giving and healing…it would be a powerful statement of where our treasure is. It would reveal a heart in line with Jesus’.
What does the way you spend a majority of your time say about where your heart is? Are your priorities in line with your heart? What steps might you take to reconcile that difference? If Jesus returned today, how prepared would you be? What changes would you want to make before that happened?
In prayer, ask God to show you where changes need to be made and to give you the strength and courage you need to make them.