Christ Cured a Man And Called for Good Pastors

               Matthew 9:32-38


Jesus cured  a man who had been possessed.

Jesus proved that He was the Messiah.

The simple of heart saw His great power.

The twisted thinkers misinterpreted.


Matthew summarized the program of Christ.

The Apostles were sent to work God’s fields.

The plight of the people moved Jesus Christ.

He preached the Gospel and worked miracles.


Christ called His disciples to do the same.

Go preach the Gospel before every game.

Do the best that you can for God’s Glory.

His gifts make for a wonderful story.


We need more vocations for priests and nuns.

To do the work of God is more than fun.


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 is a book 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.

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