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A Poem to Sit With
33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
November 17, 2019
J. Janda


Many will come in my name, saying,
‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’
Do not follow them!
(Gospel)

Inlet

The sea

in storm
in calm

remains

in cyclone
and doldrums

the sea

containing
supporting

embracing
and
holding

life

in dark
and
light

so the
mystics
say

we swim
in
Deity


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 (Steve) 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