Seek ye therefore . . . all those things shall be added. Gr. Ï€ÏÎ¿ÏƒÎ¸Î®ÏƒÎµÏ„Î±Î¹, shall be set before you, as SS. Cyprian and Augustine read, as bread and meat are set before a hungry beggar in a rich man"s house. First, not so much in time as in dignity says S. Augustine, in estimation and appreciation. Seek chiefly and above all things the kingdom of God, esteem it above all other things, count it as of highest value, but count temporal goods of small worth, and as only to be sought after in subordination to the kingdom of God, as things which are added by God, overweight, so to say, so far, that Isaiah , as they conduce to our real good.
Wherefore they err who say:—
"0 citizens, 0 citizens, first money get,
Then, after that, on virtue"s crown your hearts be set."
Such is the error of those who at this day seek after and procure rich appointments, benefices, dignities, bishoprics, with all diligence, but think little of the responsibility and their own capabilities, and little...