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


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 PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


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