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And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son;
with you I am well pleased”
(Gospel)

Christ Our Earth

We are given
moments
of clarity

which give
meaning
to what we do

without
obliterating
the fact
of suffering

which we have
experienced
and know we can
experience

a peace
a joy
a knowing

that
what was begun
in us
will be completed
in us

a desire
a wisdom
a love

in us
over which we
have
no control

but much
control

for this
we thank you
Father


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 (Steve) 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