When Paul called us the body of Christ, it wasn’t a metaphor, it was real. He literally meant that we are the body of Christ. Look at your hands. Whose hands are those? Those are your hands but those are also the hands of Christ because Christ is in you. Because of this, your hands are meant to bless, to hold, to embrace, to forgive, to be open, to be generous, to be life-giving. Even in our imperfections, Jesus can still shine through us and use us for ministry.