Holy Things, Golden Rule, and Narrow Gate


Matthew 7:6, 12-14


What Christ taught was holy, a precious pearl.

Only the priests handle holy objects.

Those who believe in Transubstantiation

Can receive Catholic Holy Communion.


Regardless of what others do, we should

Love God and each other.  That’s the ticket.

Jackie Vernon said, “Do unto others,

Then cut out.”  The Golden Rule is quite cool.


Go through the narrow gate.  Do not be late.

Worldly strife leads to everlasting life.

A pilgrimage is a worthwhile struggle.

While here on Earth, with my wife I’ll snuggle.


Harry Kraemer says, “Be self-reflective.

Do the right thing and do the best you can.”


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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The Poppy symbolizes the sacrifice made by soldiers during war for freedom and  a world where the gospel says “do to others what you would have them do to you.”