Jesus Acknowledge His True Family

               Matthew 12:46-50

The disciples of Jesus became His

Family.  He helped them to be like Him.

Christ praised Mary because she did God’s will.

Mary was obedient to God’s Word.


She was a faithful guardian virgin.

She had no other natural children.

Disciples of God are God’s children.

Jesus does not show favoritism.


For a joke, my father, Ed McCaskey,

Said to many people, “You’re my favorite.”

For a prayer, my mother, Virginia H.

McCaskey, said, “I don’t have a favorite.”


I don’t have a favorite child or grandchild.

I don’t have a favorite book I’ve written.


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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