For years, Love, I professed belief in You,
expressing faith in You to everyone,
to people whom I didn’t know or knew,
yet looking back at all the things I’ve done
so few reflect the faith which I professed,
and I have often lived as though with none,
as if I’d not advanced but just regressed.
But now I want professing to be more
than merely words that I can write or speak
and shown in ways that I am working for:
to plant some deeds for you is what I seek.
Professing becomes profession—the work I do—
for actions best profess a faith in You.
Mario A. Pita