the mystical body

“Adoration, as it more deeply possesses us, inevitably leads on to self-offering. Charity is the live wire along which the power of God, indwelling our finite spirits, can and does act on other souls and other things, rescusing, healing, giving support and light. Such secret intercessory prayer outght to penetrate and accompany all our active work. It is the supreme expression of the spirtual life on earth. It moves from God to others through us, because we have ceased to be self-centered units, but are woven into the great fabric of praying souls, the ‘mystical body’ through which the work of Christ on earth goes on being done.”

-Evelyn Underhill