After Jesus Prayed, He Walked on Water


Matthew 14:22-33


Jesus put the disciples in a boat.

He dismissed the crowd without being loud.

He went up a mountain for solitude.

Jesus prayed to God.  He was not being rude.


The sea was rough.  Jesus had the right stuff.

He showed His authority and power.

We are human so we need a shower.

Sports Faith has a good radio tower.


Peter showed his greatness and his weakness.

When we have faith, we have strength in meekness.

The Apostles’ boat is like the Holy Church.

The Spirit does not leave us in the lurch.


The Beatles taught us how to twist and shout.

Our pond has snapping turtles.  We stay out.


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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