Herod is Curious about Jesus


Luke 9:7-9


From the book “Who’s Who in the Bible,” we

Know that Herod “had John the Baptist im-

prisoned and…ordered John’s execution.”

John had criticized Herod for marry-

ing the wife of Philip his half-brother.


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that, “Jesus’ doings provoke the

Key question: ‘Who is He?’  The Gospel points

Out that the people were unsure as to

The answer and that Herod was perplexed.”


Saint John Paul II wrote, “Only the faith pro-

claimed by Peter, and with him by the Church

In every age, truly goes to the heart

And touches the depth of the mystery.”


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. 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.


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