|Monasticism was the church’s base|
Its austere living had no room for wealth.
The anchorite and the king have ever been hostile;
One has humility; the other an exalted power.
Church and state were separated at last;
The revered priest was rendered powerless.
When church and state parted the ways for ever,
It set in the rule of avarice and greed.
This split is a disaster both for country and faith,
And shows the culture’s blind lack of vision.
It is the miracle of a desert-dweller
To make the grace a mirror to power. 
Mankind’s deliverance lies in the unity
Of those who rule the body and those who rule the soul.