While we are at the beginning of Lent, it’s a good time to mention Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel. Besides being a Vice President of the Chicago Bears, Patrick is a Lector in Lake Forest. Patrick’s poems are mix of sacred interpretation, a little folksy commentary, and humor. Poems About the Gospel are short little pieces that express the authors take on individual passages of one the Evangelists.
Here in Crystal Lake, readers can find his book at one of McHenry Counties favorite Catholic bookstores, the Little Way at 50 Brink St, Crystal Lake, 60014.
Poems About the Gospel features 150 short works written by Patrick McCaskey. The poems reveal the thoughts and feelings of a modern man responding to the Gospel with faith, humility, and humor. The author’s poems remind us that the Christian faith is just as alive today as ever, and the inspired writings live alongside all our foibles and culture. The author’s sense of reality rushes in at unexpected times with a “time out” for humor. Readers are struck with all the author’s variety of thoughts that fall as they might, but never take away from the faith distilled. A 45+ year veteran and Vice President of the Chicago Bears, Patrick McCaskey is the grandson of founder George Halas.