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'On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain,
he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'
(Gospel)

Temptations

For the Christ
did
not consider
his
divinity something
to
be clung to

but left his
land
to be our servant

outstretched arms
were
his only posture

as an infant
to
his death on a
cross

for such the
Father
desired in the

Spirit

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