Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons–including Lent. Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears , Chairman of Sports Faith International, and WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.

Jesus Cured a Man Who Had Been Born Blind

John 9:1-41

Jesus spat on the ground and made spittle.

Then He anointed the man’s eyes with clay.

Christ said, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.”

“So he went and washed and came back seeing.”


Jesus Christ gave light to the blind man’s eyes.

Christ also enlightened the blind man’s mind.

The blind man believed in Jesus as Christ.

We also have that opportunity.


This miracle is like our Baptism.

Our soul is cleansed.  We have the light of faith.


I had eye problems thirty-seven years.

From “The Quiet Man,” “Those were the bad days.”

Doctor Rubenstein restored my vision

Through two successful corneal transplants.

Patrick McCaskey

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