'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,
or thirsty and give you drink?
When did we see you a stranger and welcome you,
or naked and clothe you? (Gospel)
Called to disgust
their honors are
accolades of abuse
a dime or quarter
to live Truth
Truth—hidden and dumb
speechless as marrow
before they were
nounced their name
J. Janda’s poems have appeared in newspapers,
magazines, anthologies, and literary publications, as well as in
books of his own poetry.
Copyright © 2000, J. Janda
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 http://www.ltp.org