It’s such a catchy tune. He’s in love with your body. He’s in love with the “shape of you”.
So just what kind of shape is your body in? As we finish this fourth week of Lent? A lot of people I know are “feeling it”…
…the desert, the discipline, the death to self. Their bodies are beat.
They’re feeling like their body’s are in the shape of the Cross. Hanging up there with Christ.
That’s the shape of HIS BODY. And it’s given for you.
So the lines can become hard ones to sing: ” Who-a, who-a, who-a , who-a….I’m in love with your Body, Lord. I ‘m in love with the shape of you….the shape of the cross that we are sharing right now. Because my pain in yours and yours in mine. We’re suffering together.
This passion? This shape? It’s intense.”
What if we sang as we waltzed up the communion aisle….sang that song with all our heart?
“Lord, I’m in love with your Body of Christ in the Eucharist. I’m just so in love. I can’t wait to meet you- I’ll be your Bride, and you’ll be my Bridegroom.
You see the shape I’m in, and you love me!
And, I’m in love with your Body, Lord!”
We pray, we receive, and peace comes even while we still hang in the shape of the cross. Our eyes open and once more we can untwist the lyrics of this song of longing and union in the heart. We look around and let them apply to our brothers and sisters in Christ. St Paul tell us that we are the Body of Christ. And each member is united to the rest. When one suffers, the whole body suffers. If one is well, the whole body’s well.
Am I in love with the Body of Christ? In the people in my life each day?
Will I let my body take the shape of a cross for them?
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa! Can I say to the members of the Body of Christ- I’m in love with the shape of you….especially when you are suffering in the shape of a cross. I’m in love with your body. I will be a gift of self out of love for you. I want us to hope and to heal.”
Every heart is longing for union and love. Mysteriously, every heart will find rest in the shape of the Body of Christ.
This is my love song this Lent. A song that leads to true love and real life.
“Lord, everyday discovering something brand new…I’m in love with your Body.”