Examination of Conscience

by flammeusgladius

Examination of Conscience



He looks inside and always sees the best.

What noble motivations he’s displayed

For all his choices, passing every test

That he has set himself, making the grade

While others have been selfish and afraid,

Full of wrath, sloth, and all those other ills!

How often, in his heart of hearts, he’s prayed

That God too wills what he, our hero, wills!

How often, with his principles and skills,

He has impressed the angels gliding by!

He can see clearly now that he fulfills

Some prophecy: he’s just that kind of guy.

Of sinners he’s the perfect antonym.

Oh, what a conscience God hath granted him!



–Tom Riley