Christ Has No Body Now but Yours

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Aug 31, 2009 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments

Words of Oscar Romero and Teresa of Avila

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 the 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.
Planning in the Kingdom, it helps, now and then,
To step back and take the long view.

We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted
Knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects
Far beyond our capabilities.

We cannot do everything,
And there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete but it is a beginning,
A step along the way, an opportunity for the
Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the end results,
But that is the difference between
The master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders,
Ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.

Lord, we trust in you
To eternally renew our belief in you,
In ourselves and in each other.
In this is our joy.

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 through which he looks compassion
On this world.
Christ has no Body but yours. Amen.

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