I love this Teresa of Avila poem:
Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on 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.
These words of action/service come to us from one who lived a contemplative, prayer-filled life. Saint Teresa discovered what many have learned — a life lived inwardly in the presence of God pushes us outward into a world of need.
At Mt. Carmel, our student ministry is moving outside the walls of our church and into the community. MissionCP is all about being the “hands and feet” of Jesus right where we live.
Last night a group of some 35+ students and adults participated in “The Bridge” ministry under on Jefferson Street in Nashville. Other groups this week will be serving others at a nursing home, a crisis pregnancy care center, and a food kitchen in Springfield.
A church is never stronger or more biblical than when its worship life leads it outward into the community. Thank you students for leading the way!
Question: What needs do you see in our/your community that the Body of Christ should and could engage?