Friday, September 18, 2009


September 18
Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours; yours are the eyes through which to look at Christ's compassion to the world, yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good, and yours are the hands with which he is to bless us now. - St. Teresa of Avila

For a complete change of pace, I prayed the rosary this morning. Specifically, the rosary celebrating The Holy Names of God.

I had come across this rosary prayer after "googling" the characteristics of one of my colleagues: courage, patience, attention, silence. I surprised myself by following this little bunny trail of inspiration.

The Holy Names of the Divine provided small glimpses of the Eternal. In this prayer, attention is given to some attributes of Love that are suggestive yet obscure of definition. Elusive, this is their power - they suggest "both familiarity and mystery." Here, I found sacred meaning and a fresh space to experience what God can be from the inside out.

I hope that I continue to be mystified by God.

What is your mysterious name for the Holy, just in this moment?


  1. very thought provoking. Holy. Attentive. Creative. Vast. Hhhm. I'll keep thinking.

  2. I think my name for God in this moment is, "Ah!"

    Also, in reading the Holy Names for God, this part stood out for me:

    The Divine in us is the same divinity that lives in all creatures. Yet we become the chosen not by the will of the Divine, but by our experience of who we already are in God. By our faith we chose, and by our faith we become chosen.