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Human love reflects God’s love

St Teresa’s prayer
Christ has no body now but yours, no hands, no feet on earth
but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on
this world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do well.
Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
You are his eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours.

Mostly we find Jesus alive in the love of others. The energy of love is connected to the energy of God, for God is love. Other times we find God close to us in prayer; but where we can sense him alive mostly is in the ordinary and extraordinary loves of every day, in marriage, family, friendship and care for others.

Many of us don’t realise that in this way we have been Christbearers. In listening to another, in care of all sorts, in putting ourselves out for the other, in working for justice and for peace, the Spirit of God is alive and people are touched by God’s love through the co-operation of ordinary men and women.

Pray a litany to some favourite saints.
Lord, make our love cheerful and kind.
Let us know always that human love reflects your love.