After the Mountain Transfiguration
Matthew 17:9a, 10-13
After the Transfiguration, Jesus,
Peter, James, and John came down the mountain.
Jesus told them not to tell anyone
About what had happened on the mountain.
They asked Jesus Christ about Elijah.
Jesus said Elijah came and restored
All things. The scribes did not know Elijah.
They did whatever they wanted to do
To him. They would also make Christ suffer.
Christ said Elijah was John the Baptist.
Mass is a mountain top experience.
Refreshed with the Eucharist, we can go
And live the Gospel. With the homily
In mind, we can always be kind. Amen.
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.
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