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A Poem to Sit With
The Fifth Sunday
in Ordinary Time B
February 4, 2018
J. Janda

The whole town was gathered at the door.
He cured many who were sick with various diseases.

Whether you live
whether you die

are in my

Oh, I have a
plan for you

if only you
could trust
I do so want
you to be


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