Jesus Christ Wept Over Jerusalem


Luke 19:41-44


The Navarre Bible notes are instructive.

“When the procession reaches a place that

Looks out on a good view of the city,”

The disciples were surprised when Jesus wept.


Christ worked many signs in Jerusalem.

The Covenant would be sealed on the cross.


Jesus visits each of us.  He teaches

Us through the preaching of the Holy Church.


“He grants us forgiveness and grace through the

Sacraments.  If we are faithful and at-

tentive to his word, we can ensure that

Our Lord has not come in vain.”  So be it.


After a Bears’ loss, I confess my sins.

Then I can receive Holy Communion.


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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