Jesus Christ Went Fishing for Disciples


Matthew 4:18-22


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that Christ called “His first disciples

To follow Him and leave everything behind.”


If the Apostles had played football, they

Would have been a great team.  Jesus would have

Been the coach like George Halas.  Peter would

Have been the quarterback like Bill Wade.

Andrew was Peter’s brother.  They would have

Been used to playing catch in the yard.  Let’s

Put Andrew at tight end like Mike Ditka.


James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were

Known as the sons of thunder.  They would have

Been the running backs like Payton and Suhey.


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


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