Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons–including Lent. Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears , Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


The Empty Tomb Fulfilled the Prophecies

John 20:1-9


Mary Magdalene was first at the Tomb.

When Peter and John arrived at the Tomb,

John let Peter enter first because he

Was the elder.  John had run faster; Peter

Might have told John to do some stretching.


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that “the empty tomb, the linen

Cloths, the napkin in a place by itself”

Were the evidence that Jesus arose.

Detective Columbo was not needed.


John saw and believed and Peter achieved.

Peter and John did not understand the

Scripture.  They needed Bible Study.

Let’s go therefore and do likewise.  Amen.


Patrick McCaskey

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