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For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
(Gospel)


Covenant

My child

I know
it is
difficult
to love

I know
it is
difficult

to forgive

I know
it is
difficult

to suffer

but look
I am taking
away your heart

and in
its
place

I am
putting
my heart

now I will
be
suffering

now I will
be
forgiving

now I will
be loving

in you
my heart is
beating in you


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 http://www.ltp.org