A small fly left his hole in the early morning. He saw a glittering transparent pearl on a leaf. He said to himself, “It’s a valuable treasure. I’ll possess it and become rich. He climbed the tree to take it before anyone would see him. While climbing, the Sun rose. As he reached the leaf he did not find the pearl. He found a small mouse following him with his eyes. The fly was sad when he did not find the pearl. The mouse asked him, “What saddens you?”
He answered, “I came to take the pearl but I’m sure you took it. Let’s divide it between us.”
The mouse laughed and said, “O fool, you stick to the day dream which fades away with the sunrise.”
“What do you mean?”
“What you saw wasn’t a pearl. It was a drop of dew, which was dried up with the Sunrise. Don’t stick to fancies.”
My Lord, You are the Truth.
You are the True pearl of great price.
May I possess You so that I would not count on false daydreams.
“But we have this treasure in
(2 Cor. 4.7).
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things,
And an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things”
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden a field, which a man found and hid;
And for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field”
“Every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder
Who brings out of his treasures things new and old”
The Peasant’s Gift to the
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