“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world.

Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” – St. Teresa of Avila

This “prayer” attributed to St Teresa of Avila was composed about 500 years ago. It is a mentality like this that helped produce a lot of Christian experts and professionals in different fields in Europe. It is a mentality like this that Africa needs today.

Be the “messiah” that your neighbour/ society is searching for. If everyone or majority of us would be ready today to help alleviate the problems of his/ her society, I tell you, our needs/ problems will be drastically reduced.

Fr Angelo Chidi Unegbu