After the Chocolate

Salvation's great, but never a free ride.
Get saved, become a Pharisee, then feel
your sinless soul is fit to sit beside
Almighty God. For you, this may appeal
but likelier, a rich man crawling through
a camel's ass would find true paradise,
than this insipid daydream coming true,
Nor could it for eternity suffice.
Beyond the lazy reach of wishful dreams
man's destiny depends on what he learns.
A thought is always richer than it seems.
Salvation comes through knowledge, which he earns
surviving earthly pain, and can succeed
triumphant over fear and pride and greed.