Come quickly and reign on Your throne within me!
For something rises and tries to take possession of your throne;
Pride, greed, uncleanness and laziness want to be my kings.
And then evil-words, anger, hatred, and a whole band of evil join the war trying to rule me.
I resist them, I cry out against them.
I say “I have no other King than Christ”
Christ, King Of Peace, come and reign on the throne of my heart.
I will have no other King than You!
– Bernard of Clairvaux 1090-1153AD