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A Poem to Sit With
21st Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
August 27, 2023
J. Janda


Jesus Speaks

I make
everything
you see

I make
everything
you hear

I make
everything
you touch
and taste
and smell

to surprise you

But if you
don’t open
your eyes

and you don’t
open your ears

or taste things
or touch things
or smell things

well then
you will never
know me

all that I
do
is to show
my
love for 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 http://www.ltp.org