Christ Taught His Disciples About Riches


Matthew 19:23-30


Pete said the disciples left everything.

Jesus said they would receive even more.

Jesus on His throne will not be alone.

His followers will be with Him on thrones.


The so-called nondescript will be the first.

Gifts will be multiplied a hundredfold.

Cardinal George used to say, “If you give

To the poor, you won’t have to go to Hell.”


Follow Christ; show belief in a new world.

“New World” was the official newspaper

Of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Sell subscriptions; get a day off from school.


In nineteen sixty-six, I was the “New

World” All-Area quarterback.  Amen.


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.  McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.   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–both books are available from Amazon.

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