Thea, who is an icon of you?
Who reveals your holy Body?
Each of us—whether blameless or guilty,
whether she speaks the truth from her heart or deceives;
Whether there is guile upon her tongue;
whether she offers evil or kindness to her friend;
whether she heaps generosity or contempt upon her neighbor;
Whether she has sworn to do no wrong
or makes a vow and then takes back her word.
We are, each of us, icons of you,
because we are your living Body, broken, holy, and ever healing.
What a marvel, that you should knit us together in your love,
sustaining us for love’s sake alone.
Blessed be Thea, our author and our sacred self,
now and forever. Amen, amen.