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 Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Christ’s Followers Expect a Hostile World

John 15:18-21

Jesus Christ gave a mandate: accept Him.

Do not compromise with the worldly wise.

When sin is triumphant be eloquent.

Evil is the in the room elephant.


Jesus received worldly persecution.

The Apostles were persecuted too.

Evil people are afraid of the light.

Christ-led people can keep up the good fight.


Here’s something from Saint Gregory the Great.

Perverse hostility could be our praise.

Let’s increase our tithe if we get a raise.

We are God’s stewards; it is not too late.


We are not here to please God’s enemies.

We are here to live the Holy Gospel.

Patrick McCaskey


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