Trick Or Treat With Jesus

Jesus came back from the dead tonight
(He said he had done it before)
He took to the streets in the Bible Belt
With the children in masks, door to door.

With pirates, and goblins, and heroes, and ghosts
Came the Savior, the true child of God
On the streets where the Christian majority lives
It was more than a little bit odd:

Wherever they stopped, the people would guess
(Cos that’s what the homeowner does)
Though Jesus was Jesus, and not in disguise
Not one of them knew who He was.

The Jesus they know is the one they created,
Who thinks like, and looks like, themselves
Whose stories they hear in their sermons, but not
In the bibles that sit on their shelves.

If Jesus existed, if Jesus was real,
If He died on the cross for our sins
He wouldn’t want gays to be punished for love
Or care if a Democrat wins.

He wouldn’t want lies taught to children in school;
He wouldn’t want homeless to freeze
The weakest and weariest crying for help
In a system that’s deaf to their pleas

I worry, you know, for the Christian Right—
And (of course) for the human race—
When Jesus himself goes from door to door
And no one knows his face

Hey, the power was out; I had to do something.


  1. says

    Fantastic as usual. I think the word “want” is missing here though:

    “He wouldn’t lies taught to children in school;” (You can delete this comment or erase everything after the first sentence. heh)

  2. davidct says

    Ironically most upscale christians in this part of the world would not want Jesus and his commie hordes coming into their neighborhoods. It might conflict with the new message that wealth on earth is a sign of divine favor.

    It has been a tradition for christians to glom onto any available holiday so this current effort is entirely in character. Anything to recruit new paying members. Maybe next year chocolate Jesus – better than wafers.

  3. Cuttlefish says

    thanks for the correction, 1minion. I think I’ll leave my mistakes open where everybody can jeer at me, though.


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