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 PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Following Jesus Christ Is Not Easy


Matthew 8:18-22


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that Christ “acts with authority.”


A scribe said that Jesus was a teacher.

Jesus said that He did not have a home.

A disciple saw Christ as a preacher.

The scribe could have written Him a poem.


True disciples follow Christ all the time.

“Nothing is more important than” Heaven.

The Son of man had the ultimate plan.

Follow Him since He was the Son of God.


Remember an eighth-grade basketball cheer.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, all good

Players go to Heaven.  When they get there,

They repeat.  Saint Mary’s cannot be beat.


Patrick McCaskey


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