Christ Advocated Justice and Mercy
The Pharisees caused others to transgress.
The harder they tried, they accomplished less.
They did not know quite what they were doing.
This was way before Marshall McLuhan.
The precedents are justice and God’s love.
When you are in the line, please do not shove.
Do not be concerned with things external.
Let us concentrate on things eternal.
The Pharisees did not show the right way.
They caused the faithful to wander astray.
Let us check what is in a person’s heart.
Let us hope we will not have a false start.
It is important to take a shower.
Christ did not want any earthly power.
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. The Sports and Faith include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is Patrick’s first book of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. 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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