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.