St. Teresa of Avila

Christ has no body now on earth but yours,

No hands but yours,

No feet but yours;

Yours are the eyes through which to look at Christ’s compassion to the world,

Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good,

And yours are the hands with which he is to bless us now.

 

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

Have faith.

 

The Lord doesn’t look so much at the greatness of our works as the love with which they are done.


-from the Interior Castles, by St. Teresa of Avila

 

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Let nothing trouble you, let nothing frighten you.

All things are passing; God never changes.

Patience obtains all things.

He who possesses God lacks nothing: God alone suffices.

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