Christ has no body now on earth, but yours; no hands, but yours; no feet, but yours. Parish Fax: 440-886-0966, Meet Norm Cotone: Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord, Father Matt Reflects on the New Encyclical by Pope Francis, Weekday and Sunday Masses Live Streamed at SJB. On the highest hill in Cochabamba stands the Cristo de la Concordia, the second-largest statue of Jesus in the world. ...in mothers who fight every day to preserve the dignity of their children, Photos by Amy Conner and Matthew Paul Turner, World Vision. The villagers painstakingly sifted through the rubble and managed to rebuild the statue, except for its hands. Yours are the eyes with which he looks ...in the children who are at the heart of Christ’s kingdom. ...in World Vision staff members committed to lifting their communities out of poverty. “I have no hands but yours,” read the plaque below the statue of Christ outside the church. At the Christ the King Catholic Church in San Diego, California, there is a statue of Jesus with his hands missing. And after all we had seen with World Vision in Bolivia that week, this statue of Jesus, though beautiful, seemed so still and so removed from the people below, looming over a city where hunger, abuse, poverty, and despair still hide in shadowy corners. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good, All around the convent grounds are empty building sites where the destroyed buildings have been removed. We are called to do the “work” of bringing the peace and hope of Jesus into the lives of others and into the life we share as families and communities, as the Church, the human family. No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Early Church councils struggled with understanding Jesus’ humanity and divinity, finally insisting that we need to take both with equal seriousness, and we need to not sacrifice one for the sake of the other. Thanks Bosco. What Happens to My Sponsored Child When He Grows Up? http://catholiclight.stblogs.org/archives/2009/11/no-saint-whoeve.html. You can also subscribe without commenting. Yes, Thomas. One day, the people were amazed at what a soldier had printed on a piece of paper and attached to the statue. Some of the sisters returned to the convent recently. Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world. I have seen a crucifix in Germany – the hands gone in the bombings of war. So when was the last time you saw the real hands and feet of Jesus? ...in fellow team members who threw all their passion and energy into loving the Bolivian people and telling their stories. 6480 Pearl Road God alone never changes. Christ has no body now on earth but yours. If you live around Saint John Bosco, please know that you are welcome to join us for our 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday evening or the 8:30 am or 11:00 am Masses on Sunday morning. This is a reference to a poem by St. Teresa of Avila that begins: "Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours." During a World War II bombing raid, a French village lost a beloved statue of Christ. ‘Let nothing disturb you. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, At the risk to appear to be a wisenheimer – which I probably am -: but I do not believe Teresa of Avila actually wrote this “Christ has no body but ours” poem nor does it sound like her. Christ has no body now but yours, St. Teresa of Avila, who founded the Discalced Carmelites in her native Spain, taught her sisters . The statue is still there, without hands. One day during the war, a bomb struck close to the statue and severely damaged it. ...in women of valor who beat the odds to provide for their families, Photos by Amy Conner and Rachel Held Evans, World Vision. Lawn extends their magnificent garden where once the sisters’ brick building stood. Yours are the eyes, you are his body. In every kindness we offer, in every word of encouragement and comfort we utter, in every moment we give to listen to another, we do the God-like “work” that the Father entrusted to Jesus and Jesus entrusted now to us. A desert; where once there was a thriving city. In their garden I saw the statue of Jesus (photograph above). The radical rabbi from Nazareth spoke so often of humble obedience and quiet service, pomp and grandeur don’t seem like his style. Your email address will not be published. No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. His hands are gone because of the quakes. Trickle-Up Economics and a Dam Good Story, WATCH: “We are the dinosaurs!” “We are the rabbits!”, “Eshet Chayil!” – Six Bolivian Women of Valor. The question is, “how well are we doing this each day?”. Next you will be telling me Matthew didn’t write Matthew but that it was written by someone with the same name Blessings. NO HANDS BUT YOURS In the courtyard of a quaint little church in a French village was standing a beautiful marble statue of Jesus with his hands outstretched. Finally, the villagers placed a plaque on the statue with the inscription, I have no hands but yours. I have seen a crucifix in Germany – the hands gone in the bombings of war. One a teaching by a Doctor of the Church to her sisters.
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