Looking for Treasure

Yesterday there was a loaf of Wonder Bread sitting by the roadside on my way to work. It was still there today. It looks quite intact. The brightly colored plastic cover shines in the sunlight protecting its nice soft chewy contents.

I like Wonder Bread. I know it is not very sophisticated to say so. People I associate with tell me it is low class to admit liking Wonder Bread. I am supposed to like multigrain and whole grain bread. You know – the kind of bread that fractures the tile on the kitchen floor if you drop it. I like Wonder Bread. You can wad it up into a nice white ball and bounce it off the floor.

I wonder if it will still be by the road tomorrow. I really don’t expect some hungry family to stop and pick it up but I was thinking some crows would get it. Crows are very busy on my street on trash day. They go down the street from one container to the next looking for treasures. The crows are not much different from us. We all spend our lives looking for treasure. Isn’t it strange that most of us look in the wrong place when it is so readily available?

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

Written by Roger Bothwell on September 5, 2002
Spring of Life, 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453.