We Offer Our Bodies to God – An offering from Aimee Larson

“Therefore, I urge you, brother’s and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-…

I remember clearly the day I came upon the words of a poem written by Teresa of Avila. The image she painted with her prose took my breathe away because of its beauty, simplicity, and relevance:

“Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Your are the eyes with which he looks
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…

And, is this not how we offer our bodies to God and to each other? This simple understanding that through the power of the Holy Spirit, we too become the body of Christ and the eyes with which he looks compassion on the world?

Aimee Larson
Spiritual Director
Yoga instructor RYT
Bible Study Teacher

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