More Like Jesus Less Like Me Day 2

Zach Williams: Seeing Past Ourselves

Somebody with a hurt that I could have helped
Somebody with a hand that I could have held
When I just can’t see past myself
Oh Lord help me be

There is a quote by Saint Teresa of Avila that says, “Christ has no body on earth but yours, no
hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion for
the world is to look out; 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.”

What does being the hands and feet of Jesus really look like? Does it mean that we have to be
really talented? Does it mean that we have to be really rich? Does it mean that we have to have
it all together and be saints ourselves? The answer to all of those questions is, “NO!” We are
Jesus’ hands and feet because we are His children! That’s it!

So, what can being the hands and feet of Jesus look like today? When we look at our lives, all
the people we interact with—whether in person, via email, via phone call, when we look at our
time, when we look at the resources we have, there are many opportunities to be Jesus’ hands
and feet.

When we wake up in the morning, what if we make the choice to be Jesus’ hands and feet in
one instance? It doesn’t have to be a huge life change, but just one small instance. It doesn’t
need to be a grand gesture. It doesn’t need to be a loud declaration. It doesn’t need to be an
extraordinary act. It just needs to be authentically coming from the desire to share God’s love – a
smile, a compliment, a question about how someone is doing, a card in the mail, taking care of
the next coffee order… I guarantee there is an opportunity coming up to do just that.
Prayer: Lord, help us to recognize the opportunities to be your hands and feet. Thank you for
loving us so we can love those around us. Amen.

Bible verse:
John 15:12 – “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”


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