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St. Teresa of Avila Quote from May 29 Sermon

May 30, 2011

Norman quoted these powerful words from St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) in his sermon yesterday:

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this 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.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

(Source: http://www.journeywithjesus.net/PoemsAndPrayers/)

I think we’ve got our marching orders!

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