"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field"
– Matt 13:44, which is part of today's Gospel.
My sermon for today, the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, can be read here.
Detail from the late 5th-century mosaic on the dome of the Arian baptistery in Ravenna. The apostles holding their precious crowns and objects process towards the jewelled Cross, suggesting that Christ is the treasure for whom they gave up everything.