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. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a book for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.

 

After Breakfast, Jesus Asked Three Questions

John 21:15-19

 

The disciples fasted all night.

Their stomachs were probably very light.

Jesus helped them break their fast with breakfast.

Fried fishes were a wonderful repast.

 

Jesus asked Peter a question three times.

Peter replied to Jesus without chimes.

The mandate from Jesus was very clear.

Love and build the Church and be of good cheer.

 

Christ said to Peter who was not asleep.

“Feed my lambs, tend my sheep, and feed my sheep.”

When Peter was young, he went anywhere.

When he was mature, he was Fred Astaire.

 

Jesus showed Peter choreography.

Jesus had said to Peter, “Follow Me.”

 

Patrick McCaskey

 

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Image: Photo by Father Lawrence Lew, O. P., Papal Keyes, Stone carving from the façade of the Cathedral of Rome, St John Lateran., Flickr.