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 Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.



Jesus Ascended and Sent the Spirit

John 16:5-11


Jesus would not desert His Disciples.

He would ascend to Heaven and send the

Holy Spirit to lead the Disciples.

Then they would understand what Christ revealed.


The Spirit would work through the Disciples.

They would convince those who did not believe.

Sinners would become righteous and believe

In Jesus who never committed sin.


Christ sits in glory at His Father’s side.

Believers receive the great gifts of God.

The faithful will not be condemned to Hell.

The worst part of Dante’s Hell is extreme cold.


“Divine Comedy” has a good ending.

An important part was Christ’s ascending.

Patrick McCaskey


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