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 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. 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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