XIX. My human heart two masters cannot claim

“He even goes among the pots and pans.” –St. Teresa of Avila

My human heart two masters cannot claim;

Division proves its natural, deadly foe.

It rends itself to shreds in masters’ name,

And fails both lords whose glory it would know.

The hours quick pass; no time to serve but one.

My mental energies do easily wane.

Please two in will, in fact find pleasèd none,

Myself distraught, with only loss as gain.

Serve any but the Lord, and heart grows sore,

Resenting all that fails to serve false god.

I balk at inconvenience, at each chore,

For Christ alone makes such things kneel and nod.

He even goes among the pot and pan;

There He alone—not Mammon—can find man.


About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.
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