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Christ Our Earth Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/28OrdA101517/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Darkness , Spirituality , Poetry , Free Will Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda offers a poem that draws from Isaiah 5:3 and reflects on our tendencies to choose the darkness over the light. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/PassionB032518/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Palm Sunday , Art , Bread , Neighbor Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda offers the poem "Mother Teresa of Calcutta" which speaks of Christ being all around us in our neighbors, needing for us to care for him. Temptations Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/2OrdA011517/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Temptation , Cross , Christ , Incarnation Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda offers a poem related to John 1:33 about Christ's incarnation and his death on the cross. Reconciliation Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/8OrdA022617/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Poetry , Father , Fear Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda offers a poem "Reconciliation" in reference to Jesus' encouragement not to worry (Matthew 6:24:34). "The child I was is crying in my lap and I am embracing him." Friendship, a Poem Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/2AdvA120416/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Union With Christ , Solitude , Spirituality , God's Presence Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda's poem reflects on receiving and seeing Christ in everything around us when we are empty and still before him. The Cradle Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/EpiphanyA16/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Epiphany , Jesus , Magi Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda offers a poem about the baby Jesus and quotes Matthew 2:8, Herod's request for the Magi to find Jesus so that he may worship him. Iñigo de Loyola, a Poem Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/3AdvA121116/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: St. Ignatius of Loyola , Jesuit , Mercy , Ministry Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda's poem is a tribute and reflection on the life of Iñigo (birth name of Ignatius) of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits. Why Did I Make You? Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/12OrdA062517/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Creation , God , God's Love , God's Will Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda's poem, based on Matthew 10:29-30, expresses God's love for people and desire that they be happy. Christ Our Earth, a Poem Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/1AdvB120317/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Advent , Truth , Union With Christ , Poetry Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda offers a poem called "Christ Our Earth" that ponders what it means to live in Christ and the relationship between the truth and lies. II Povarello Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/PentecostA060417/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Spirituality , Poetry Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda's poem appears to be an homage to Francis of Assisi, who liked to be called "the little poor man," il poverello. Suitable for Psalm 104, John 20:19-23, Acts 2:1-11 and 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13. For Dorothy Day—The Water Strider Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/7OrdA021917/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Hospitality , Poetry , Love , Enemies Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda's poem is a tribute to Dorothy Day, who offered hospitality to marginalized people, "the absurd Christs who fit not in churches nor prisons nor hospitals." Open Your Eyes Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/4LentA032617/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Lent , Healing , Jesus , Miracles Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda shares this poem to remind us that we need to open ourselves to God in order to understand and experience his love. Moments of Clarity Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/22OrdA090317/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Wisdom , Control , Joy , Peace Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda's poem meditates on the moments where we are graced with clarity of purpose and reality, where we do not ignore our own suffering, but still feel the gifts of peace, joy, and understanding. The Dismissal, a Poem Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/AscensionA2017/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Silence , Prison , Spirituality , Joy Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda's poem uses imagery of a prison and a gate to express God's invitation to move into "the stillness of joy and peace inside yet outside your heart." Russian Easter Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/Triduum2018B/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Easter , Poetry , Sin , Mother Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda offers a poem "Russian Easter" with a theme of sins being "seeds from which flowers may grow but only after they are buried in Christ." Joseph, a Poem Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/4AdvA121816/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Mystery , Incarnation , Jesus Christ's humanity , Joseph, Saint Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda's poem reflects on Matthew 1:18-24 and honors Joseph, who loved and protected Jesus as his adoptive father. The Door, a Poem Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/21OrdA082717/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Poetry , Desire Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda's poem uses the imagery of a door and key to think about our neediness as human beings and our desire to be found and freed. Bluegrass Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/30OrdA102917/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Spirituality , Poetry , Nature , Beauty Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda shares a poem that draws inspiration from Exodus 22:20-26, Matthew 22:34-40, and 1 Thessalonians 1:5. You are in my hands Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/4EasterB042218/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Shepherd , Jesus , Life , Death Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda offers a poem based on Jesus as the good shepherd from John 10:11-18. Rooted in Christ Poetry by J. Janda http://liturgy.slu.edu/5EasterB042918/reflections_janda.html Poetry by J. Janda Topics: Easter , Christ , Poetry Source: The Sunday Website J. Janda offers a poem reflecting on Jesus as the vine and his disciples as the branches from John 15:1-8.

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