Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons–including Lent. 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 the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Christ Announces His Glorification

John 12:20-33

From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that “Jesus…is…a seed that” dies

“and thereby produces abundant fruit.”

He was humbled; then He was glorified.


Every suffering and contradiction

Shares Christ’s cross.  We’re redeemed and exalted.

When we die to ourselves without a thought

To our own comfort or desires and plans,

We’re supernaturally effective.


Christ fell three times on the walk to His death.

I threw three interceptions in one game.

Jesus rose from the dead to His glory.

I made Catholic All-American.


Patrick McCaskey

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