Thursday, December 24, 2015
You are Christ's Hands
By Teresa of Avila
(1515 - 1582)
Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which to look out
Christ's compassion to the world
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.
(picture from internet--based on Bernini's famous statue "Teresa in Ecstasy")
Suggestion: for those of you who do not identify as "Christian," I suggested you substitute such words as "The Divine," "The Beloved," or whatever term seems appropriate for the references to "Christ."