Jesus called his disciples to a deep trust: “Consider the ravens: they do not sow, they do not reap, they have neither cellar nor barn—yet God feeds them. How much more important are you than the birds! Do not live in fear, little flock. It has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom. Sell what you have and give alms. Get purses for yourselves that do not wear out, a never-failing treasure with the Lord which no thief comes near nor any moth destroys. Wherever your treasure is, there your heart will be” (Lk 12).
Jesus’ Father had encouraged his people through Isaiah: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name; you are mine…” (Is 43). “Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. See, upon the palms of my hands I have written your name…” (Is 49).
Your love is my treasure, Lord. No one can take it away. My heart is with you. What matters most to me is that your heart is with me for I am written on the palms of your hands. When you have given me yourself what more can I desire?