I don't know the answer (I'd have to try it and find out, I guess) .. but may I recommend instead to add this to /etc/crontab if it requires sudo? It's the same basic format as your user crontab, with the added field of "user", so the line would probably be as follows
If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free... Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin... Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.