June 24 Prayer
‘Christ has no body now on earth but yours.’
St. Teresa of Avila
This phrase stunned me the first time I heard it.
It still does.
I’m a nobody that becomes a somebody
with eyes that he sees from
with feet in which he walks and
with hands in which he blesses the world.
A nobody that is a somebody
a name called when being formed in a dark womb
To be given
Something beautiful made from dust
Insignificant turned into a greatness
becoming light for the way.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
You are his treasured possession
Formed to be given away
As he was
Only now you get to walk this way with him
deeply this spirit of life as you
humbly hold the image of Christ breathing in you.
‘May my eyes see as you see,
My heart to feel what you feel
May my hands and feet be given
to light the way into your light.
Lead me, Lord Jesus,
speak blessings through me today.
Let me not return to thinking and acting as if I was nobody.
Let your light shine through my words,
my acts and my heart to love you
more and allow you to give me away as your body.
Christ in me
the hope of your glory