Exhortations for All of the Nations


Matthew 10:24-33


The Apostles would be like Jesus Christ.

They would receive the same kind of slander.

The Apostles should “have no fear of them.”

The Apostles should trust God’s providence.


God does not abandon the little birds.

After they have seconds, they can have thirds.

Let there be no slander of the gander.

He takes awesome care of his family.


We should openly bear witness to God.

Even in a drought, He takes care of sod.

Jesus takes even greater care of us.

Better than Ralph Kramden, Christ drives the bus.


The Church spreads God’s Kingdom throughout the Earth.

While we are here, we can have some good mirth.


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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