What does God require in the first, second and third commandments? First, that we know and trust God as the only true and living God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry and do not worship God improperly. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence, honoring also his Word and works. (New City Catechism) The Beginning of all things, begin with Him: know, trust, serve. What breath have you that did not pour forth from His mouth? what life, what sight that did not emanate from Him? Is He contained within the stars, the moon, the patterns of the soil that you may draw a set of lines on a cave's wall and declare, here He is! or carve His likeness out of wood? And what is His name that you can barter, beg, lie, steal armed with it in your carry-bag, a totem, a charm, a licence to twist and turn His will as though He were potters' clay. You are the clay. Remember, children of Adam, the soil, the breath, the hands that shaped and formed. And bow; you are His likeness. Be before Him as His image; bow before Him and begin.