Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Poem: Christ's Hands (Teresa of Avila)

Christ's Hands

Christ has no body now on earth but yours, 
no hands but yours, 
no feet but yours. 
Yours are the eyes through which is to look out
Christ's compassion in the world; 
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good;
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless people now. 

- Teresa of Avila 

Teresa of Avila. "Christ's Hands". 1000 World Prayers. Marcus Braybrooke, ed. John Hunt Publishing, Ltd. Hampshire, UK, 2003. p. 147

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