This is a tale of a good man in hell
Melting severely as a gel
Good Man says,
“I was good
I never cheated on my wife in the hood
I always provided for my family as a cook
Nor did I mess around with a crook!
I respected all persons
I took care of all my evil passions
And Sunday forever found me in prayer sessions
Yet downcast I am!
Captive in the womb of darkness
Consumed by vampire worms and flames
Sulphur and brimstone combust my flesh
This unending gnashing of teeth,
This enduring torment of my soul
What did I do to deserve?
Was my crime the love of nature?
Or was it the hatred of crime?
All I had I gave to the poor
I breathed to feed others with the charity of my hands.
My memories all lead to those in hospital and prison
Where I poured myself in sacrifice for their need
So much was my service to humanity that I got a Nobel Peace Prize for it
Perhaps my sin was patriotism
To abide by the law of my citizenship
Never was I apprehended for law-breaking
I paid all my taxes, fair and unfair alike
Not one day did I cheat a customer
I took a bullet for an innocent child during a riot
I bled to death for the kid and I end up here!
At least I know of some thief crucified with Jesus
That made it to paradise
How did I end up in Hell?”
Answers and says to Good Man,
“I know you more than you can ever know
I love you beyond what you can fathom
I created you with my bare hands
I was there at every moment of your life,
From when you were just a tiny living organism
To when you sacrificed your life for an innocent child
I never desired that you die the second death
That is why I was slain at the foundations of the world
I bore your sin and died in your stead
Something that jumping in front of a bullet
Aimed at another
Can never be fit to describe
My sacrifice for you was enough,
Yet you chose to please me by your works
Instead of giving to me your heart
Daily, you chose yourself and your family over me
How bad that your wife never knew you didn’t even love her!
She should have at least known
That never cheating on her was only to save your pride
That behind the sweet nothings said was a selfish soul
Only satisfying his ego and not his spouse
You did a lot of charitable works, yet without Love
Charity was just the mask you used to cover your malicious ambition:
My innocent people should have known that you used their vulnerability
To draw praises of men and and get awarded in vain.
Did you think I had no idea about your hypocrisy!
That when you came to church it was to be praised and not to praise
That whenever you lifted your hands and sung Me songs,
I would examine your heart and find no fragment of worship.
You walk by your country’s constitution and not by my Word
You do not cheat customers yet you cheat your God
All your tithes and offerings are given out of bitterness and not joy
And did you think I didn’t know that when you took a bullet for that child
It was out of ambition and not compassion
You even didn’t expect to die!
Now tell Me whether you belong to Me or to Lucifer!
Those who love me keep my commandments
And I have commanded you to love God above all
And to love your neighbor more than yourself
No one enters my Kingdom if they walk by the dictates of the flesh
Only those who are led of the Spirit are the children of God
Works of self-righteousness, the pride of life, the lusts of the flesh
And all covetousness of the eyes belongs to the Lake of Fire!
I do not desire your works
I desire your heart
And only I can make you truly righteous
For I am the Way, the Truth and Life
No one comes to my Father except through Me
I am the Light of the world and the Salt of the earth
I am the Hope of the nations
I am the sufficient sacrifice that atones for the sins of the mankind
You should have believed and trusted in Me to be saved.”