Prayer of Teresa of Avila

The beloved has no body on earth but mine.
The beloved has no hands on earth but mine.
Mine are the eyes through which the beloved
Streams compassion to the world.
Mine are the hands with which the beloved
Is to bless all beings.
May I have the grace to know this mystery,
The courage to give myself to it entirely,
And the strength to enact its truth in the world.

~ After Teresa of Avila

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