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A Poem to Sit With
15th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
July 11, 2021
J. Janda

And they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

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If you reverence and
respect all life 

if you can forgive
and forget 

if you wish peace
to all—and to none

if you do not judge
criticize or condemn 

you have God’s heart
in your body

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