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We awaken as the beloved
In every last part of our body.
We awaken in Christ’s body,
As Christ awakens our bodies.
There I look down and my poor hand is Christ,
He enters my foot and is infinitely me.
I move my hand and wonderfully
My hand becomes Christ,
Becomes all of him.
I move my foot and at once
He appears in a flash of lightning.
Do my words seem blasphemous to you?
–Then open your heart to him.
And let yourself receive the one
Who is opening to you so deeply.
For if we genuinely love him,
We wake up inside Christ’s body
Where all our body all over,
Every single part of it,
Is realized in joy as him,
And he makes us utterly real.
And everything that is hurt, everything
That seemed to us dark, harsh, shameful,
Maimed, ugly, irreparably damaged
Is in him transformed.
And in him, recognized as whole, as lovely,
And radiant in his light,
We awaken as the beloved
In every last part of our body.





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In their many different idioms the classical spiritual writers have attempted to throw light on the eternal question of union with God. 
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