If you seek Truth and Justice first, all things will be truly the things of Life and not the things of the world. It's the desire of the world that keeps the individual locked up in all falsehood, making war and fighting to protect everything he has gained or is dreaming of.

The wicked, having everything but the friendship of God, is respected and admired by the wicked. The just, possessing only the friendship of Wisdom, is esteemed by the just.

It's the interest in worldly things that makes the self-seeker want to be near and treat well one who has what his heart desires.

"If you want a spiritual life, you must unify your life. A life is either all spiritual or not at all." Thomas Merton

"You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all" Therese of Lisieux