Maybe St. Luke had thorns in his ears and what the Lord Jesus himself really said was It is more blessed to live than to deceive. This, in my opinion, would truck with what the spirit of the old book is really all about. Stop the ruse. Drop the fig leaf. Quit trying to shoehorn your life into someone else’s. The blood that snaked down the foot of Christ’s cross was a breakthrough pesticide designed to seep beneath the surface of time and choke fear at its roots. So please, consider these things, and let not your heart be doubled.