Christ Did Not Have Honor in His Country

                Matthew 13:54-58


At first, Jesus was a hometown hero.

Then He was subsequently rejected.

His Nazareth neighbors went dark on Him.

They did not believe His divinity.


Christ had a supernatural mission.

Their unbelief prevented miracles.

Christ had the power; they did not have faith.

They had the laundry, but not the ticket.


The carpenter’s son could have the game won.

The fans in the stands had no marching bands.

Christ made ploughs and yokes and He told good jokes.

Salvation symbols were not loud cymbals.


Christ gave us a good example of work.

All of His duties, Jesus did not shirk.


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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