Christ Berated the Scribes and Pharisees


Matthew 23:1-12


Christ spoke to the crowd and His Disciples.

He did not like those scribes and Pharisees

Who were more concerned about their image

Than in living lives of integrity.


Christ did not want to abolish the Law.

He wanted to bring it to perfection.

Scribes and Pharisees preached but did not practice.

They sought the highest civic positions.


Jesus Christ was here to serve not be served.

He called His Disciples to be humble.

Here’s something from Saint Augustine, “We are

Leaders and servants: we lead when we serve.”


Faith based writers and leaders need to teach

And preach about the Kingdom of heaven.


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 LakePoems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.

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Image: Painting by James Tissot, Woe unto You, Scribes and Pharisees, Brooklyn Museum, from Wikipedia.