Consider how I love your precepts!
Yet as I peer in the mirror, I am the faithless one that i contort and view with disgust.
I can recite the repentance prayer, the serenity prayer, the Hail Mary prayer
I can recite the Eucharist and declare it to be and mean all that there
is to life
I can state my love, all-consuming, for your Word
But do I act?
Dare I act?
Am I the talking drum, hollow like the doun doun
as I swerve from your statues
swerve from your law, which I claim to adore…
Psalm 119 vs 159: “Consider how I love your precepts” vs 156: “But I do not swerve from your testimonies.” vs 158 “I look at the faithless with disgust.”