Doth that man love God who would be willing to see
Christ in a crown of thorns, while for himself,
he craves a crown of laurel?
Was Christ not ascended unto the throne by the cross,
should anyone follower/ worshipper expect to ascend his
throne on the shoulders of applauding crowds?
Weigh fast the cost; if you do not will to bear the burden of Christ,
return to your labour and machinery, be swift,
quick to make profit, but let me whisper in your ears,
'What shall it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, yet losses his dear soul?'