Christ Foretold the Treachery of Judas


John 13:21-33, 36-38


After Jesus had washed the feet of His

Disciples, including Judas, Jesus

Predicted that one of them would betray

Him.  He gave a food morsel to Judas.


Judas was tempted.  Jesus said to him,

“What you are going to do, do quickly.”

The other disciples thought that Jesus

Had sent Judas to go for feast supplies.


The morsel was a sign of friendship, an

invitation to reject temptation.

This sin took place in the darkness of night.

The darkness did not defeat the True Light.


Coach Abe Gibron used to say, “You dropped me

Like a rat deserting a sinking ship.”


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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