God is the only one that i will bow down to and venerate and worship. I thank God for all the saints and ask for their intersessions and thank them for what they stand for and their love of God and of people.
I am sure that all the saints would not want anyone venerating or bowing to bits of them that have been taken from their bodies or clothes. They would want us to give 100% to God.
I know it may sound harsh but that is how i feel these days!
I have venerated relics in the past but i now think differently about it.
I love God more than life itself and feel as though God requires all of my attention and worship and love. I do love the saints. I just dont feel happy bowing to their relics or kissing them! Nothing to do with protestants or their ways! Its a personal feeling / choice of mine.