44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field,
which someone found and hid;
then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has
and buys that field.
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls;
46 on finding one pearl of great value,
he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net
that was thrown into the sea
and caught fish of every kind;
48 when it was full, they drew it ashore,
sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad.
49 So it will be at the end of the age.
The angels will come out
and separate the evil from the righteous
50 and throw them into the furnace of fire,
where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
“Lord, nothing I value of this world
compares to the glory of your kingdom.
Help me to let go of the earthly things,
so I can clearly see the Heavenly treasures.”