Christ Cured a Man Who Had Been Paralyzed


Matthew 9:1-8


Jesus cured illnesses and the causes.

He performed miracles without pauses.

A paralyzed man was able to walk.

Some of the scribes had gossip in their talk.


They said that Jesus Christ was blaspheming.

They were inspired to begin their scheming.

The cheerleaders said, “Lean to the left, lean

To the right, stand up, sit down, fight, fight, fight.”


Jesus forgave sins; the crowd was amazed.

Jimi Hendrix later sang “Purple Haze.”

What Jesus Christ gave us was not a drug.

Thanks to Him we have a heavenly hug.


The power of Jesus Christ is divine.

If you want to be cured, please get in line.


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.  McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.   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–both books are available from Amazon.

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Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., Mosaic by Marco Rupnik S.J., from the facade of the Rosary Basilica in Lourdes.