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When I read the parable about the pearl of great price,  I asked why would Jesus use a pearl to educate his followers about his kingdom.  So I went online and searched for how do you value a pearl.   What I found from various sites is that the luster or nacre is what gives the natural pearl its value.   Pearls come in various colors and sizes but it's the luster that really determines its value.   A valuable pearl would reflect the light from deep within (see the copy/paste info below).   So when you hold a pearl up to inspect it, it would reflect your image.  So did Jesus want us to see ourselves in his kingdom and that's what makes it so valuable so that we would sell everything for it?

(From oureverydaylife.com:   Scrutinize and establish the pearl’s luster. This is the most significant factor in formulating an opinion of a pearl’s value. A pearl’s luster bestows the pearl with an unmistakable iridescence and depth. Luster is determined by the depth of the pearl's nacre, often called "mother-of-pearl." It is formed when a combination of calcium carbonate and organic substances are secreted by the host species. Exceptionally lustrous pearls have a deep, mirror-like surface and a bright, shiny glow. Low-luster pearls are dull.

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