When it comes to material gold, you have to search for it, work hard, labor, and with mathematical precision, you find it. With spiritual issues, it isn’t exactly like this. No matter how much one searches, if it doesn’t appear, if this heavenly treasure doesn’t reveal itself, no one finds it. Of course, this doesn’t mean at all that you simply wait for the heavenly treasure to appear to you. The heavenly treasure appears, reveals itself, but only to him who wants it, searches for it, who believes in it, who has hoped for it as much as the man who found a field with treasure in it and went and sold everything, all his possessions, in order to purchase this exact piece of land (cf. Mt 13:44). From then on, the treasure is his. It is interesting that the Lord emphasizes this, that someone sold everything he had in order to buy the field that had the treasure.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017