The story of the film was very simple. A
woman lost her husband. He did not leave
her much cash, but he left her an album full
of very rare postage stamps. They were worth
billions of dollars. But she did not know.
She thought they were just junk and so she
put them aside in a closet. The whole film
showed how she continued to live abreast
of poverty, struggling with insolvency, economizing
on everything and failing to enjoy the luxury
which easily could be hers. She had a treasure
at home but was unaware of it. So she lived
and died a poor woman.
Pathetic! She was a millionaire and
The sad thing is that we are just as
Life holds so many problems, difficulties,
worries. Sometimes we feel just overwhelmed.
Unable to cope any longer. We manage
we can, trying to make it from one
another. And we forget that we have
treasure. We forget that we, too, are
and that we have no reason why we should
live in poverty.
Yes, our millions are in us! We have
invincible family who is always focused
us. A Father who is aware of our needs,
is always taking great care to provide
us, who in his great love even corrects
We have a Son who is always full of
always understands us, always forgives
We have a Holy Spirit who comforts
us, always ready to pour balm on our
A dedicated, loving family who is always
riveted towards us! What can you want
The host was eager to give his friend a gift
before he left. "Listen, friend, I am
not going to give you any books, chocolate,
flowers, or any other knick-knack... You
are too dear to me. I am going to give you
the key to my house. Whenever you want, just
come over and enter! My home is your home!
Whatever is in here is yours also. Just feel
This is precisely what Christianity
We always have an open home which is
welcoming. We always have a Heart which
understands us, a Shoulder on which
unwind, a family who is always ready
Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity, a French
Carmelite Sister used to repeat, "I
am in heaven, because heaven is God and God
is within me."
Where are you?
You may be in heaven, even today!
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