(Thomas Reade, "Christian Meditations")
Everything to which we give the heart, becomes our idol.
Pleasure, wealth, and power, form the world's trinity!
Before these idols they bow down in adoration.
All their thoughts, time, and talents are employed
in their service. No sacrifice is deemed too great to
obtain possession of these vanities.
Alas! thousands, who call themselves Christians,
who have been baptized in the name of Christ,
and who make a nominal profession of Christianity,
worship these idols which Satan has set up.