A new way of reading ANOTHER well known text...


The ANOTHER in capitals is for those who have read the previous post with a similar title. First, the original text from St Teresa of Avila.

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.

Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)

Then, reading things on media, I came across the following one:

“Christ has no online presence but yours
No blog, no Facebook but yours
Yours are the tweets by which love touches the online world 
Yours are the posts through which the Gospel is shared 
Yours are the updates through which hope is revealed.”

by an Australian youth minister.

One could "link it" to what Pope Benedict XVI wrote:
"Believers are increasingly aware that, unless the Good News is made known also in the digital world, it may be absent in the experience of many people for whom this existential space is important. The digital environment is not a parallel or purely virtual world, but is part of the daily experience of many people, especially the young."
47th World Communications' day 
"Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization."
[Sunday, 12 May 2013]

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