You Can be Jesus

A new programme began last night in the UK.

The search for someone to play Jesus in the new production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Whether we can sing, or not;

Whether we are a man or woman;

Whether we are good-looking enough for stage and TV, or not;

whether we have won a competition, or not…

we can all be Jesus.

We can be Jesus’ presence in the places where we are day by day, in the relationships we have, the way we live.

In the words of Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)

Christ Has No Body

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours 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 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
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

It can be you –

It is you!

Lord

may I live as you,

in you

and through you,

wherever I am,

day by day

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