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 Arose and Appeared to the Women

Matthew 28:8-15


Jesus first appeared to holy women

Because they had been faithful and valiant.

Then Jesus appeared to the Apostles.

He had not seen them since the Last Supper.


Matthew avoids giving minor details.

The Resurrection was magnificent.

It was extraordinary.

Easter Sunday is a Hall of Fame day.


The soldiers who were stationed at the Tomb

Were given bribes to say that the body

Of Jesus had been stolen.  Matthew wrote

In glorious, humble disagreement.


Soldiers of Christ do not take bribes, but we’re

Allowed to accept Confirmation gifts.


Patrick McCaskey

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