Do Not Sin Against the Holy Spirit


Mark 3:22-30


The scribes said Christ acted with the devil.

Jesus had an eloquent rebuttal.

He said their accusation made no sense.


Jesus provoked a conflict with Satan.

Christ won.  He did not work against Himself.

Jesus was more powerful than Satan.


Jesus forgave sinners and ate with them.

Closeminded people were not forgiven.


Is we sin against the Holy Spirit,

We’re like those who reject doctors and cures.

Let us appreciate and be open

To the graces of the Holy Spirit.


Thank God for Lincoln’s House Divided Speech.

He was an eloquent unifier.


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 and Poems About the Gospel II are books 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. Poems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.

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