burningThis Advent is a time for waiting.

“Come Lord Jesus.  You came and went.  Now come again, in us”. 

A poem by an ancient teacher who helps us see this birthing process right here and now…….

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
With compassion upon this world.

Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with 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 but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks,
With compassion upon this world.

Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

~*~*~*~

Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)

Where have you noticed the birthing of Christ within you?

Where have you noticed the birthing of Christ without?

An Advent breath prayer…

Be born Jesus, in me.

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Val Dodge Head

Val Dodge Head, M.A., lives in Grand Rapids, MI, and serves on the CenterQuest staff as the communications coordinator and a variety of other roles. As a spiritual director and teacher, she loves to build bridges between the good and bad and to envelop herself in various forms of contemplation, all of which have helped her see God in all things good, true, and beautiful wherever and in whomever it leads.

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