Christ's hands and feet

“Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion is to look out to the world. Yours are the feet with which Christ is to go about doing good.” Saint Teresa of Avila

Do we take these words seriously?  I don't think we do because if we did wouldn't we act differently?  I mean every encounter we have wouldn't we be thinking of how the holy is wrapped up in it.  Every act we do good or bad wouldn't we be a little more ashamed of yelling at someone who cuts us off.  

Would we walk a little more softly?  Be aware of all the people around us?  Believe we could say a prayer and heal someone?  Be more aware of what an imperfect vessel we are and watch what we do and say more closely just to mirror Jesus.  Would we take more time to pray to actually be in touch with God to know what to do, say, be?  

The charge is big and we seem to loose sight of it in the everyday living of life.  We also seem to really need time to fully grasp it and be fully known to ourselves.  The thing is Jesus did it with 12 disciples, disciples who argued on the road about who was the greatest, or couldn't heal a man's son because they didn't believe they could, or asked who sinned the blind man or his parents, or ....  Well I think you get the picture.  If Jesus could do it with 12 imperfect people and still walk with them all of Judea and Galilee why can he not do it with us?  I guess the real question is can we accept the challenge?