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A Poem to Sit With
19th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year B
August 8, 2021
J. Janda

They murmured about Jesus because he said,   
“I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 


Jesus Speaks

I make
you see

I make
you hear

I make
you touch
and taste
and smell

to surprise you

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