Of serving God and Mammon

Of serving God and Mammon

Sermon on the Mount. St Matthew.

(The Gospel History, Section 43*)

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Of serving God and Mammon

(The Saviour of the World, Vol II Book III Poem L)

Not lawful, then, for thee two lords to serve;
To one or other must thou ever swerve
With love and loyalty; the other, hate;
And thy forced service hour by hour abate:

Thou would’st serve Mammon? Thou shalt be his thrall;
Thy love, thy reverence, duty—he claims all!
How to get more, what thou hast got, display,
The first, last, thought of every sordid day!

Would’st thou serve Me? What then to thee his lures?
Or much, or little, thy content ensures:
Thine aims are other than thy little gains;
Toward Me, thy desire; for Me, thy pains:

So, goest thou luminous upon thy way;
And where thou comest, lo, there is the day!
Dark places lightened see in thee My face,
And haste within the radiance lit by grace!

St. Matthew vi. 24