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A Poem to Sit With
2nd Sunday of Easter
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 7, 2024
J. Janda

Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and said to Thomas,
“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.”

You get too

you forget
you are learning
to walk

of course
fall down


I am patient
with you

be more patient
with yourself

I have something
very special
in mind for you

you can do

don’t give up

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