“Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.”
A POEM OF TERESA OF AVILA (1515–1582)
Participating in God's Mission
St. Columba’s has a rich history of reaching out in love and working for justice in the DC metropolitan area and beyond. Our missional life is grounded in our identity as followers of Jesus, who calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves. At our baptism, we promise to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” We try to make good on that promise as we go into the world as the Body of Christ.
Read on about just a few of the special ministries highlighted in this section. Explore the diverse ways to share your gifts here at St. Columba's, to make Christ known in love and service to our neighborhood, our city, the nation and the world.