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He said to them, "Come, and you will see."
So they went and saw where Jesus was staying.


The custom of scapegoat
has perdured, Jesus,
can I live with this

I want to blame
others for what I do

I cannot carry
this burden—

  “Leave all” said Jesus

come, follow me”

but Jesus, they
will think I’m crazy

  “I know” said He

J. Janda

J. Janda’s poems have appeared in newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and literary publications, as well as in books of his own poetry.
The present poem comes from the Janda's book, In Embrace.
Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB
from Religious Clip Art for the Liturgical Year (A, B, and C). This art may be reproduced only by parishes who purchase the collection in book or CD-ROM form. For more information go