My preparation for visiting Loyola included looking more closely at how our community has grown since Raima Larter started it three years ago. We continue to grow and receive grateful comments from people who participate in praying the Daily Office. I'm also delighted by the proliferation of other individuals and groups using social media to pray.
These factors, plus participating in the ongoing online conversation about what it means to be "church, " inspired me to create this contemporary take on St. Teresa of Avila's well-known prayer, "Christ Has No Body." Let us pray:
Christ Has No Online Presence but YoursChrist has no online presence but yours,
No blog, no Facebook page but yours,
Yours are the tweets through which love touches this world,
Yours are the posts through which the Gospel is shared,
Yours are the updates through which hope is revealed.
Christ has no online presence but yours,
No blog, no Facebook page but yours.