The Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.  When he found one of great value, he … sold everything he had and bought it.  – Mt 13:45-46

Reflection.  When a speck of sand gets into an oyster, it irritates the flesh around it.  To protect itself, the oyster coats it with an iridescent material, so that gradually the grain of sand turns into a beautiful pearl.  You are like a grain of sand.  Be patient; God is transforming you into a pearl of great price.

Prayer.  Thank You, Lord, for purifying me.