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If We Are The Body...

I was driving home tonight, returning to Alexandria after venturing out I-66 West to where the roadway funnels from three/four lanes down to two, when a song on the radio really grabbed me. I'm pretty sure this song has played countless times before on my car radio, however I'd apparently not been in the right place or frame of mind to carefully listen and "hear" it. The song, "If We Are The Body" is by Casting Crowns.

"But if we are the Body
Why aren't His arms reaching
Why aren't His hands healing
Why aren't His words teaching
And if we are the Body
Why aren't His feet going
Why is His love not showing them there is a way

Jesus is the way"

The song reminded me of the quote attributed to St. Teresa of Avila:

"Christ has no body on earth but ours,
no hands but ours, no feet but ours.
Ours are the eyes through which the compassion
of Christ looks out upon the world,
ours are the feet with which he goes about doing good,
ours are the hands with which he blesses his people."

We are ALL part of the Body of Christ. For me, this is the WHY for mission and ministry.


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Dec. 1st, 2006 07:56 am (UTC)
That song is one of my favs
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