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A Poem to Sit With
Second Sunday of Easter A
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 16, 2023
J. Janda

“Put your finger here and see my hands,
and bring your hand and put it into my side,
and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”



Imagined walls
projected fences

fear-built barriers

my mind created
between you
and me

and now I
act as if they
really are there

forgive me

I knew not
what my mind
was doing

until I listened
to my heart

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