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A Poem To Sit With
Pentecost Year C
May 15, 2016
J. Janda

Mass During the Day

“Whoever loves me will keep my word,          
and my Father will love him,        
and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.” 
(Jn 14:23) 
   

                                     Covenant                                            


My child

I know
it is
difficult
to love

I know
it is
difficult

to forgive

I know
it is
difficult

to suffer

but look
I am
taking
away
your heart

and in
its
place

I am
putting
my heart

now I will
be
suffering

now I will
be
forgiving

now I will
be loving

in you
my heart is
beating in you


J. Janda

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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
.
If you wish to order a copy go to http://www.lifeinchrist-newsletter.com/
Art by Martin Erspamer, O.S.B.
from Religious Clip Art for the Liturgical Year (A, B, and C).
Used by permission of Liturgy Training Publications. This art may be reproduced only by parishes who purchase the collection in book or CD-ROM form. For more information go to: http://www.ltp.org/