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 Us to Pay Our Taxes

Mark 12:13-17


During the two thousand eight preseason,

I was asked who will start at quarterback.

I said, “Render to Lovie the things that

are Lovie’s, to God the things that are God’s.”


Tax time is the most tedious time of

The year.  With the tax people working, and

The IRS lurking it’s hard to cheer,

It’s the most tedious time of the year.


There’s a deadline for filing, not much time

For smiling and wistfully watching the

Snow.  There’ll be scary tax stories, tales of

the glories of deadlines met long ago.


There’ll be no double filing and may-

Be some smiling when the deadline is here.

Patrick McCaskey


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