Welcome to Sunday Poems and More! Here you will find poems and other information that are meant to enhance one's Catholic Christian spirituality, though they may appeal to people of other faith as well. The selected poems must relate to any part of the Sunday readings, namely, First, Second, or Gospel readings. In some cases, they may relate to a particular theme or issue for the week. In any case, they're offered simply as "personal reflections."
Let me go while you can
Like tiny little sand
Or fish in the ocean
To gather them all by hand
Just won’t stand a chance
Be happy while you can
Like the nectar of a lily
Sip only of my sweetness
And off to another flight
Hum to some flowers’ delight
For sooner or later
Sand and fish get swept away
And lilies dry out in disarray
It’s the good we leave behind
That makes us kind
- Deacon Rod
As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up,
knelt down before him, and asked him,
"Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Jesus answered him, "Why do you call me good?
No one is good but God alone.
You know the commandments: You shall not kill;
you shall not commit adultery;
you shall not steal;
you shall not bear false witness;
you shall not defraud;
honor your father and your mother."
He replied and said to him,
"Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth."
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him,
"You are lacking in one thing.
Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor
and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."
At that statement his face fell,
and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.