October 1, 2014 | 03:39 pm
Posted by Former WECC Minister Rev. Jes Kast

Christ Has No Online Presence But Ours

One of my favorite spiritual writers of the 16th century is Saint Teresa of Avila. Teresa was a Spanish Christian mystic who was known for having a deep communion with Jesus. She reminds us that it is us who are the hands and feet of Christ now. It is us who are called to share the love of God with others. We are the vehicle through which God works in this world. She writes:

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.

I love this poem and it surely stands alone. A colleague has taken Teresa’s prayer and made it applicable for the digital age. Meredith Gould reminds us that in the digital era, Christ has no online presence but ours. Take a peek at this video and let it inspire your interactions in the digital and physical world.