Daily Worship

Nothing But You!

Amanda MacQuarrie January 21, 2023 0 3
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Ephesians 4: 25-32 (NRSVA)

25 So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbours, for we are members of one another. 26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not make room for the devil. 28 Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labour and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. 29 Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. 31 Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, 32 and be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

Reading these verses from Ephesians these words attributed to St Teresa of Ávila come to mind…


“Christ has no body but yours.

No hands, no feet on earth but yours.

Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassionately 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.”


Powerful words and a powerful image — our actions speak volumes, don’t they!




Life itself

Transformed by your love —

Let mine be your body,

Let my hands be yours,

May my feet walk where you lead them,

And let me see what you see…

May I turn and hear and lift and set down…

And respond with your love.

May all that I have be used by you…

To bless and love and heal as you do.