The disciple reconsiders the things of earth in light of the things of heaven because of the encounter with Christ. The heavenly treasure, which is the kingdom of God, is one of the main points of these readings that work so well together. The readings challenge to re-evaluate our lives in the light of Christ and his kingdom. Clarifying the meaning of heavenly treasure up against the shortness of life deepens our discipeship. Another theme is all about dying and rising with Christ, the Paschal Mystery.
OT 18 C Lectionary Catechesis