Christ Gave Instructions to His Disciples
In the presence of many thousands, Jesus
Gave instructions to His twelve disciples.
He said it for all of His followers.
They would also receive persecution.
The hypocrisy of the Pharisees
Would work against the disciples and us.
Every Christian would face accusations.
Christ asked them to be steadfast and fearless.
Providential God will take care of us
Even when we play Providence High School.
When my sons were each Loyola freshmen,
My son, Ed, pitched very well against them.
My son, Tom, threw four touchdowns against them.
My son, Jim, had eight tackles against them.
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. The Sports and Faith include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is Patrick’s first book of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.
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