i have seen many cases, where devoted “sinners”, came to illness, or loss, with their backs to the wall, become “good” “Christians”.
The conversion seems to last till they die shortly from their new found illness or loss, until they are well, or the pain of the loss dims.
Around the neck cross, star, wearing hypocrites.
John C Carleton
‘The Bedtime Prayer of a Dying Lifelong Self Righteous
Hypocrite, Just Told of a Terminal Illness’
Now as i lay here fighting sleep from which i am afraid i will never awake-
Please please listen and grant me these things for which i want for goodness sake-
Cure the illness i brought on myself by actions i refused to change-
You are all powerful God after all, so easy, and so little to arrange-
A long wealthy life for me in the fame and power of this rock-
On your door for forgiveness and mercy after all, i did knock-
You are supposed to give your followers what they want after all-
And all i am asking for is my part of the haul-
From the wealth of this earth which as a “christian” belongs to me-
That should be easy enough for an all knowing God to see-
But if in your harshness, you refuse to make me well-
Please oh please don’t send me, forsaken of your mercy. to Hell!
The Ole Dog!