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.


Christ Cured a Woman and Restored a Girl

Mark 5:21-43


Belief and knowledge of Christ has power.

The woman with the hemorrhage was bold.

She was desperate; she touched Christ’s garments.

After Christ had cured her, He talked with her.


He let her know the cure was not magic.

The miracle was from God Almighty.

The daughter of Jairus was quite near death.

Jairus believed that Jesus could help her.


Jesus encouraged the faith of Jairus.

The crowd at the house laughed at Jesus Christ.

He did not say, “Tough crowd.”  He restored her.

She was brought back to life and earthly strife.


Christ performed these miracles quietly.

He did not do them for publicity.


Patrick McCaskey


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