Liar for Jesus

by flammeusgladius

Liar for Jesus


“O Jesus, I am right to lie for you–

Since you yourself can never truly lie.

I do for you what you can’t hope to do.

I juggle and deceive the Devil’s eye.

As you perceive all truth, you must see why

I have to offer falsehoods in your name.

But can you see that some rules don’t apply

To me, that I need not feel any shame?

Can you see that the gospel I proclaim

Is necessary supplement to yours?

I too am driven by zeal’s perfect flame.

I pray hard when I do dishonest chores.

Is all this, dearest Jesus, clear to you?

Do you approve?  I smile and say you do.”


–Tom Riley