Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through 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 on earth but yours. –Teresa of Avila, 16th century Spanish nun (1515-1582):
Along with many other ELCA Congregations, we will celebrate “God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday on September 10. In order to create a personal and meaningful worship experience and day, we would love it if you took the time to fill out a four-question survey. Here are the four questions you will be asked:
- When you hear the phrase “God’s Work, Our Hands”, what comes to mind? Specific examples?
- Does rephrasing it to: “God’s Work, My Hands”, change anything?
- How are your hands doing God’s work? Specific examples?
- Do you have any photos of your hands doing God’s work?
You are invited to think “expansively” and creatively about these questions so that we can all have a fresh understanding of what it means to do God’s work.
If you don’t want to fill the survey online, a paper survey can be provided.