“Let your door stand open to receive Him, unlock your soul to Him, offer Him a welcome in your mind, and then you will see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the joy of grace. Throw wide the gate of your heart, stand before the sun of the everlasting light.”—St. Ambrose
Christ has no body but yours;
no hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
with compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses 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.
St. Teresa of Ávila
This powerful short video can remind us all that it is not the exterior of the person – not our physical strenght or external beauty – that is important, rather, what is in the inside. It reminds us that every human being is a beautiful child of God, deserving of our love and respect. The next time we catch ourselves feeling sorry for ourselves and our self-perceived shortcomings, it would be worthwhile to remember this wonderful testimony from Nick Vujisic.
America Magazine asked three professional women about the role of faith in their busy lives. These are very personal reflections on how their Catholic faith has become an integral part of their lives and their professions. Their responses were inspiring; and, of course, also relevant to men on their lives’ journey.
It is worth watching this repost of Chris Stefanick’s video in which he asks: Can an ocean love, a mountain know, or a galaxy chose to change directions? No, but you can. And you’ll still be around long after all this has passed.