8th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘No one can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or treat the first with respect and the second with scorn. You cannot be the slave of both God and money.
There is a well known story about a teacher putting rocks in a jar until no more would fit. He asks the class whether the jar is full and the class reply “yes”. The teacher then pours fine gravel into the jar, which flows around the rocks and fills the spaces between them. Again he asks “Is the jar full?” and the class says yes. Then the teacher pours sand into the jar which occupies the even smaller spaces between the gravel. Again the class says it is full. Lastly the teacher pours water into the jar, filling the micro-spaces between the sand, gravel and rocks.