Indissolubility of Marriage


Mark 10:2-16


From the beginning, we’re male and female.

A lineup like that does not become stale.

Saint John Paul II said married couples are

Called to “total mutual self-giving.”


From the lectors’ workbook, we know that “life-

long monogamous marriage is the ideal.”

Here’s a slight “Young Frankenstein” rewrite, “Fi-

delity, no escaping that for me.”


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that “the Kingdom of heaven be-

longs to those who receive it like a child.”

We don’t merit it.  We accept God’s gift.


Let’s believe like children, love like children,

Abandon like children, pray like children.


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.  The Sports and Faith include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is Patrick’s first book of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


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Image Incense: Photograph from Father Lawrence Lew, O. P., Flickr. Thurible photographed after Solemn Vespers on Easter Sunday.