Upright Intention Throughout the Nation


Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that Jesus Christ “teaches that true

Devotion calls for sincerity and

A right intention, intimacy with

God without parading one’s piety.”


I’ve already given up alcohol,

Candy, desserts, sodas, and tobacco.


Many years ago, maybe last century,

Cardinal George wrote a column in the

“Catholic New World” about giving up

Resentments for Lent.  It is altogether

Fitting and proper that I should do this.


For each Lent, self-denial is back in style.

If we do our best, God will do the rest.


Patrick McCaskey


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 poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas.  McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.   Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem–both books are available from Amazon.

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