Verse of the Day for 10-09-22

The Rite of Acceptance

We stood outside the church and waited for
The priest to say the words and make the signs
Upon the eyes and ears and lips and hands
And feet of the unbaptized at the door.

“Acceptance.” “Faith.” “Eternal life.” The lines
Rehearsed are said just as the Church commands.
And those without are welcomed now within
To serve the Lord and be set free from sin.