In the first reading Abram and Lot separate and settle in different lands. God promises Abram land for himself and his descendants.
The Gospel reading gives various sayings of Jesus.
He cautions them about not giving thing of great worth to those unable to understand or appreciate them. Our teaching must be appropriate for those receiving them. Jesus taught in parables so that those who can see could know what he was teaching and those who could not see would not know what he was teaching.
Secondly, he summarizes the Law and the Prophets in a simple statement, “Do to others whatever you would that others do to you.”
Thirdly, he reiterates that the road to life and happiness is narrow and rough. Many choose the most pleasant pleasurable things as their values and forget God and his values. The narrow gate mirrors the life of the Lord who chose to be poor so that we could be rich from his poverty.