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A Poem to Sit With
17th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
July 25, 2021
J. Janda

When Jesus saw that a large crowd was coming to him, he said to Philip, “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?”
(Gospel)
 

Sitio

That terrible
thirst
of the Crucified

whose posture
imputed
blame to none

but only
love
longing unto
the
spilling of
blood

so precious
are
we to him
his only crown
treasure
all—he gives

his selfbread
to
become us

and begs only
belief
that forgiveness

is his hunger
us
to hallow


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