Today's parable of Jesus illustrates a man who gave up everything he had for one small, but very valuable item. His pearl is small, but when traded in, will yield him much return. This parable also reminds me of a different but similar example in modern times:
Imagine going to an antique store, with thousands of items. There is one antique that hundreds of people walk by each day, but do not notice. One person, who knows dealings in antiques and has done their research recognizes its value. They quickly snatch it up, pay a small sum for it, and bring it home. The word is much the same. Few take the time to do their research and recognize its value while so many others miss out. Later, the small bit of knowledge they learn will be traded for the infinite riches of Heaven!
Have a beautiful day friends :)