You are the Body of Christ

You are the Body of Christ 

God has no body on earth but your body…. No hands but yours…. no feet but yours.

Your eyes are the eyes that must see the beautiful baby hidden in the womb.

Your eyes are the eyes that must see the precious child even at the moment of fertilization.

Your ears are the ears that must hear the silent cry for help of the unborn baby.

Your ears are the ears to hear the insults you will bear for standing for Life.

Your mouth is the mouth that must plead for the life of the defenseless unborn child.

Your mouth is the mouth that must speak the truth about the sacredness of all life.

Your heart is the heart that must burn with the love of Christ for all life.

Your heart is the heart that must burn with the love of Christ for all who support the culture of death.

Your feet are the feet with which to carry Christ to frightened women facing unplanned pregnancies.

Your feet are the feet to stand in prayer on the sidewalk or counsel those entering the abortion clinic and to stand in public witness to the value of the babies being aborted.

Your hands are the hands with which to cast your ballots for pro-life politicians and judges.

Your hands are the hands that Christ has chosen to help build a culture of life.

Adapted from a prayer of St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila)

What a beautiful prayer! Christ reaches out His hand to us, just as we are to reach out to others.

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