Select Sunday>Sunday Web Site Home>Spiritual Reflections>A Poem To Sit With

A Poem To Sit With
14th Sunday of Ordinary Time C
July 7, 2013

Oh, that you may suck fully
of the milk of her comfort,
that you may nurse with delight
(First Reading)

we are God
in the making

being in
mothers birthing
in babies breathing
in the aged passing

in the seeding
in the dying

and mothers—
in the holding
suckle God


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,
If you wish to order a copy go to
Art by Martin Erspamer, O.S.B.
from Religious Clip Art for the Liturgical Year (A, B, and C).
Used by permission of Liturgy Training Publications. This art may be reproduced only by parishes who purchase the collection in book or CD-ROM form. For more information go to: