The three parables in today’s gospel reading complete our journey through the “discourse in parables” about the “Kingdom of Heaven.” In the first two parables, Jesus likens the Kingdom to a treasure and in the third to a dragnet with fish and other things! These parables force us to ask ourselves some questions: what treasure have we taken risks to obtain? Money? Security? A possession? An obsession? A home? A personal comfort? Is it people? What do we treasure? Jesus told us that “where [our] hearts are, there also is our treasure.” What are we willing to pay for it? Is the Kingdom of Heaven so important that we will go to any length (sacrifice) to obtain it like the people in the parables were willing to sell all they had to buy the field or the pearl of great price?