First Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes

               Luke 9:11b-17


During the Exodus, God provided

His people with food and water.  Dad was

Born on the birthday of Enos Slaughter.

Slaughter hustled to first base on his walks.


Multiplication of loaves and fishes

Shows the superabundance of God’s gifts.

This is more amazing than shoes with lifts.

Sandals were common all over the place.


The Eucharist is nourishment to help

Us make our way towards God Almighty.

It’s hard to run faster than Jim Spivey.

He ran the mile twice in three forty-nine.


Jesus Christ multiplied loaves and fishes.

Ryan Poles multiplied Bears’ draft choices.


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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Image: Photograph by Berthold Werner of mosaic from the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves in Tabgha in Public Domain. Tabgha is one of the sites described in Pilgrimage.