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 laurels?
Was Christ not ascended unto the throne by the cross,
should anyone messenger/ follower
expect to ascend his throne
on the shoulders of applauding crowds?
Weigh fast the cost,
if you do not will to bear Christs burden,
return to your labour and machinery,
be swift, hastily make profit
But let me whisper in your ears,
'What shall it profit a man
if he gains the whole world and loses his own dear soul?'