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 Christ Promised the Holy Spirit

John 14:27-31


Christ gave the gift of the Holy Spirit.

It was wrapped with peace.  Everyone could be

Reconciled with God and everybody.

The peace that was sent transcended the world.


God was greater than Christ’s human nature.

Jesus ascended to the right hand of God.

They are both equal in divinity.

Holy Spirit rounds out the Trinity.


The world involved those who rejected Christ.

The devil became the prince of darkness.

My fall on the church parking lot dark ice

Was a chance to be declared a martyr.


There is no vacation from vocation.

God gave me a gift; I pass it along.

Patrick McCaskey


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