Jesus Showed That the Pharisees Were Fools
Lawyers were Law doctors; they were called scribes.
They interpreted the Law for their tribes.
They were not concerned about any libel.
They were not the heroes of the Bible.
The rebuke of Jesus was quite severe.
It was way too early for Paul Revere.
He helped us to be free of British rule.
Longfellow’s poem has been taught in school.
Abel and the prophets died as martyrs.
It is good to have schools that have charters.
Jesus’s attitude we should imitate.
When you are in doubt do not hesitate.
Will Shakespeare wrote, “To get disorder in
Society, let’s kill all the lawyers.”
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 Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.
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