Who can display your hands and face?
Please tell us, Jesus, who?
Is it a churchly CEO
who tells us what to do,
or yet an expert specialist
who listens and opines
on how to sort unruly facts,
untangling knotted lines?
Though there are many kinds of gift,
the Spirit gives them all:
to heal, encourage and uplift,
or hear the Spirit's call
to nurture family and friends
and by our care to greet
our neighbors near or far away,
whom we may never meet.
Praise God for knowledge, hope and faith,
for journeys, Spirit-led,
for visions, glimpsed or partly shared,
by which we all are fed;
directed by the common good,
by Jesus linked and wired,
we ponder, as we can and should,
We are your body, Savior, Friend,
with limbs and organs, flesh and blood:
your own embodied mind,
and therefore, by the Spirit led,
in every time and place,
we meet you and, by scripture fed,
display your hands and face.