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“This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent,
and believe in the gospel.”

In our deepest
if we can enter

we may discover
a peace
and a goodness

a forgiveness
a gentleness
and a hope


in our deepest
we may discover
a desire

a most inner
that what we want
to do God’s will

and that this desire
is all
we can really
or be sure of
our selves

yet it is enough
it is a grace

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