Christ Taught in the Capernaum Synagogue


Mark 1:21-28


After Christ had arrived in Capernaum,

He went to the synagogue and He taught.

The people were astonished because He

Taught with authority, unlike the scribes.


The preaching of Jesus was powerful.

He had the power to command demons.

What Jesus Christ preached was the word of God.

He ordered the possessed man to be free.


From Saint Augustine, we know that “These words

Show that the unclean spirits were possessed

Of great knowledge and were wholly lacking

In love.”  They don’t “see and love his justice.”


Since I have quite limited knowledge,

My goal is to be a lifelong learner.


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 Lake. Poems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.

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