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Here is the Church

There was a kind lady at the retreat named Benji that had a new twist on an old finger rhyme. She shared this during the closing of the retreat. These are her words, with my explanation of the gestures in parenthesis.

“The original line is –
This is the church
(Hands are clasped together, fingers interlocked, pointed down.)

and here is the steeple
(Raise the two index fingers up, and put the tips together.)

open the doors
(Open your thumbs out towards you.)

and see all the people.
(Turn your hands inside out, showing the fingers.)

What came to me is a new version of that.

This is my body, my mind, my heart,
(Hands are clasped together, fingers interlocked, pointed down.)

and this my spirit connected to the unconditional love of God.
(Raise the two index fingers up, and put them together.)

Open my heart to that love from Him
(Open your thumbs out towards you.)

and then I can share it with all the other people.
(Turn your hands inside out, wiggling the fingers.)

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