Christ Performed Miracles for the Faithful


Matthew 8:5-17


The centurion said that Christ was Lord.

Jesus acted with God’s authority.

The Gospel was addressed to the whole world.

Miracles took place for people of faith.


The Roman officer had faith in Christ.

Jesus healed the centurion’s servant.

The centurion had humility.

Christ humbled Himself to connect with us.


Faith plus humility equals reward.

After Christ cured Peter’s mother-in-law,

She did not have a fever.  She served Him.

After we’re cured, let’s serve God and others.


Christ took on the miseries of others.

His healings were wins over death and sins.


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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