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A Poem to Sit With
5th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Year A
February 5, 2023
J. Janda

Your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds.


Jesus Speaks

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