by Ken Sehested
Hear this, oh people of the Covenant: The claim of Heaven’s Reign and the clamor over earth’s rule are woven together. The seed sown in one is harvested in the other. All questions of piety are questions of power. But the nature of power is contested.
No one can serve two masters.
There is this version of the Golden Rule: Those with the gold get to rule.
Say aloud: No one can serve two masters.
Then there is the original: Do unto others as you would to yourself.
Say it proud: No one can serve two masters.
Hoard your money or hallow your God: The one precludes the Other.
All gathered avow: No one can serve two masters.
You will hate the one or love the other; be devoted to one, despising the other.
Your checkbook declares your choice. Prayers and praise then align with that voice.