Look No Hands!

by triunebill


A few years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak to a small group of 40 people or so in recognition of a young lady going for an extended training in overseas missions work. During that talk, I was given this poem to read to her, attributed to Teresa of Avila, a Carmelite nun from around the time of Luther and the Reformation. In line with some of the thoughts running through this place for awhile, I had to share it.

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

Makes you wonder – who are we and who are we becoming.

What do you think?

Be blessed and be a blessing.

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