45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
-The world calls us single-minded and bigoted because we take such a firm stance on issues. They call us crazy and disillusioned because we lose sight of this world while waiting for the next one. But we don’t take a stand against sin because we hate sinners. We don’t forego the pleasures of this world because we aren’t satisfied by them. We aren’t zealous because we want to bring attention to ourselves. Like the merchant man in Jesus’ parable, we have found that “one pearl of great price” and have come to realize that we will do anything, go anywhere, and give up everything to have that Pearl. That Pearl is Jesus Christ, and if you ever really find Him, you’ll go just as “crazy” and “single-minded” as everyone else who has ever found Him.