Respect

Why do we bend the knee

and bow our heads and cross ourselves

whenever we are there?  

 

We do such things because

we love the man who did so much,

come down to us from God

 

How can we start to show

how much respect we have for Him

and for Godís Trinity?

 

With little actions we

recall how much we owe our Lord

and what he did for all.

 

What worth are we to God

that he should send his only Son

to care for us and serve?

 

It must have been pure love

for us mere mortals to receive

attention in this way.

 

When can such debt be paid?

However can unworthy man

tell God that we believe?

 

Thatís why we bend the knee

and bow our heads and cross ourselves

whenever we are there.

© Richard Farquharson, Maulden, Bedfordshire March 2016