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A Poem to Sit With
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
(Holy Thursday)
April 9, 2020
J. Janda

“Master, are you going to wash my feet?”
Jesus answered and said to him,
“What I am doing, you do not understand now,
but you will understand later.”
(Gospel)

Remembrance

The word

has a way of living on
in spite of our
uttering it

be still, be silent
I understand you


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 http://www.ltp.org