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. Faith poems for you!
Before Christ Was Buried, His Side Was Pierced
The soldiers did not break the legs of Christ.
They knew that Jesus was already dead.
Jesus Christ was/is the true Paschal Lamb.
Jesus took away the sin of the world.
When the soldiers pierced the side of Jesus,
Blood and water flowed. These are the figures
Of the sacraments and the Church itself.
Church Doctor Augustine is right again.
Here is a great quote from Vatican II.
“The origin and growth of the Church are
Symbolized by the blood and water which
Flowed from the open side of…Jesus” Christ.
When Jesus Christ won salvation on the
Cross, God’s redemption promise was fulfilled.
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