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 PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Jesus Christ Taught the Fullness of the Law


Matthew 5:17-19


Jesus did not want to replace the Law.

He wanted to bring it to perfection.

He explained the Law in general terms.

Then He established His authority.


God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses.

Jesus gave us the Eight Beatitudes.

That adds up to Eighteen which was Peyton

Manning’s number.  He is a great Christian.


This passage is from the Sermon on the

Mount, the greatest homily of all time.

I wasn’t there, but I have typed it and

Timed it.  It took about fifteen minutes.


Saint Augustine said the Sermon was “the

Perfect expression of the Christian life.”


Patrick McCaskey


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