Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters. People who try either hate one and love the other or pay attention to one and despise the other. You cannot give yourself to God and money.”
Sunday’s gospel begins with a generic saying: No one can serve two masters. What makes the saying memorable is its one-two punch—one can’t serve two. Also the statement is absolute—no one can serve two. The no sets our mind scrambling for an exception, testing its truth. In the end, the gospel names its own specific conflict. You can’t give yourself to God and money.
What conflicts do you experience between God and money?