Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons. Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears , Chairman of Sports Faith International, as well as the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.

Four Hundred Ninety Times for Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21-35

Peter asked Jesus how many times did
He have to forgive his brother, seven?
Jesus replied, seventy times seven.
That works out to four hundred ninety times.

Jesus said that we should always forgive.
We need to receive and grant forgiveness.
We forgive because we are in God’s debt.
God gives infinite mercy to sinners.

After a servant had received forgiveness,
For a large debt, he became hard-hearted.
He did not forgive small debts of others.
He found it quite difficult to forgive.

Grandpa Halas lived to be eighty-eight
And he said, “Life is too short for grudges.”

Patrick McCaskey

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