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.


A Kind Woman Anointed Jesus Christ

Mark 14:1-15


Since Jesus Christ was a distinguished guest,

A generous woman anointed Him

With perfumed water.  He said that she did

Not make a mistake.  Her critics were wrong.


Saint John Chrysostom pointed out that she

Did not do her good deed before a large crowd.

It did not take place where it could be seen.

The event took place in a private house.


My father made a grand exit.  At the

end of an event, he used to say, “My

wife and I are leaving.  She needs time to

give me a massage and to draw my bath.”


The two-thousand-year-old man, Mel Brooks, said

the greatest invention was Liquid Prell.


Patrick McCaskey

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