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St Teresa’s Prayer – Hands and Feet Initiative

July 18, 2018

One of the most exciting and intense parts of being a Commissioner to the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in St Louis last month was experiencing the call of the prophet to be the church in the streets! Marching with over 400 people to both protest the unjust Cash Bail system in St Louis which has created and perpetuates the Dickensian Workhouse conditions and the racist treatment of the poor and people of color… we marched and we presented over $47,000 to the non-profits who are working to Free the Prisoners!

My Denomination hasn’t seen that sort of action at the National Level since Eugene Carson Blake, the Stated Clerk of the United Presbyterian Church in the USA marched with Dr King!

The Hands and Feet Initiative which the Rev Dr J. Herbert Nelson, II (our current Stated Clerk) is spearheading along with many leaders in our Denomination give me hope! The church and the message of Matthew 25 is NOT dead!

Here is the text of St Teresa’s Prayer followed by the song John Michael Talbot wrote based upon her prayer. If you call yourself a Christian or a Christ Follower, then your life and your faith MUST make a difference outside of the walls of the sanctuary!

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.

One Comment
  1. Reblogged this on Two Trees in the Garden and commented:
    Be the hands and feet of creation. Work for peace and justice. Thank you Rev. Moore.

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