St. Teresa of Avila
Christ has no body now but yours,
no hands, no feet on Earth but yours.
Yours are the only eyes
with which his compassion
can still look out on a troubled world.
Yours are the only feet
with which he can go about doing good.
Yours are the only hands
with which he can bring his blessing to his people.
Christ has no body now on Earth but yours.
Prayer, from Hymn of the Universe, by Teilhard de Chardin
Glorious Lord Christ: The divine influence secretly diffused and active in the depths of matter, And the dazzling center where all the innumerable fibres of the manifold meet; Power as…
Meditation by St. Symeon the New Theologian
We awaken in Christ’s body as Christ awakens our bodies, and my poor hand is Christ. He enters my foot, and is infinitely me. I move my hand, and wonderfully…