Little Lie

Little lie
Declawed and toothless, where did you come from?
You prowled around our churchyards armed with nothing but your hot, smooth tongue.
Flitting through our doctrines, we’d left the door wide open – woe is us.
Little lie, how could we find you now
After all of the lives we’ve thrown away on you?

O Christ’s Body Broken, how many thorns must be thrust in your side
just to prove you’re alive?
So many poisoned members lost, and still you’ve afflictions to fill
before your Master arrives –
Will you have blood left to shed by then
When our hands have crucified you again and again?

Little lie,
You took us in the day we took in you.
Starving and left homeless, little stray, we built you castles in the sky.
And now as Christ’s afflictions fill
On cheap speculation’s thrill,
Can we claim the Body still?

(This is Christ’s Body, broken for us.
Who could have thought that times would turn thus?
Church for each doctrine, church for each whim,
Pouring out His blood or pouring out Him?)

Little lie
Declawed and toothless, where did you come from?
Licking your wounds ’til the Lamb takes out your tongue,
Flitting through our doctrines, we’d left the door wide open – we were wont.
Body of Christ, don’t heed or pity:
A holier blood was shed to ransom you.

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2 responses to “Little Lie

  1. johnathanjena

    Wonderful ^^

    • Thanks, John. I’ve edited since you commented, but I didn’t want to come across as too damning. It was written out of love. It’s like the writer G. K. Chesterton said – and I’ve noticed you’ve written an interesting article on the subject in your blog – “Love is not blind; that is the last thing it is. … The same women who are ready to defend their men through thick and thin are … almost morbidly lucid about the thinness of his excuses or the thickness of his head.”

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