Christ Had a Ministry in Galilee
Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25
Jesus proclaimed that the Kingdom of God
Had arrived. He was based in Capernaum
Which was next to the Sea of Galilee.
He preached there to fulfil the prophecies.
His call for repentance was quite urgent.
Penance would lead to changed hearts and lives.
God’s word led to a kingdom perspective.
Acts of penance led to heavenly deeds.
With God’s grace, we lose our lives for Jesus.
We put off the old; we put on the new.
Let what is spiritual prevail.
Rise from what is here to what is above.
Jesus Christ established the Kingdom of
God through His miracles and His preaching.
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 Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake. Poems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.
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