Jesus Came to Establish Division


Luke 12:49-53


Our division is the NFC North.

We often play Lions, Packers, Vikings.

When you turn the other cheek, stand your ground.

Let’s establish a solid running game.


Some attend every game; some do not.

Let there be amnesty for the no shows.


Jesus did not come to establish peace.

That’s why football is a collision sport.

Some root for the Cubs; some root for the Sox.

The important thing is we’re all Bear fans.


Jesus was here to divide our households.

Thank God for homilies to explain why.

We must follow the voice of Jesus Christ

From conception to a natural death.


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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