Sunday, May 18, 2014

You are his body

"Christ has no body now but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.
Yours are the hands through 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 on earth but yours."
                                    - St. Theresa of Avila 

In today's Gospel, Jesus tells us He is the Way.  
This statement made such an impact on His followers, that after His death, they called themselves "Followers of the Way".  But they were more than that. 

And so are we. 

In Christ's physical absence, it was their job - and now ours - to show others the Way.

But St. Theresa's quote made me see this from another perspective. Aren't we also "the way" Christ shows His love to the world today?

A wonderful reminder, lest we forget what our first priority is here on Earth.

God Bless you.


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thanx Michael. I was not aware of the St Theresa quote.

Yes, I suppose we are the way and we show this through our love for others and the way we live.

Thank you for your continued Blogging and for your thought-provoking posts.

God bless.

Jade said...

Ooh, great quote! Sometimes we can get so caught up in everyday busyness that we forget our simple, beautiful purpose, to love God and others, such a sustaining truth.

Have a great Sunday, Michael.

Colleen said...

One of my favorite quotes. And a absolutely a great reminder of revealing Christ to others.

Michael said...

Thanks, everyone, for your kind words and for taking the time to stop by.

God Bless you.