Jesus Cured the Sick and Fed the Hungry

 

Matthew 15:39-37

 

Matthew summarized the cures of Jesus.

Jesus fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy.

The blind will see the Bears.  The deaf will hear.

The lame will leap like deer.  The dumb will sing.

 

The miracles were very powerful.

They led to supernatural thoughts.

The disciples helped with distribution.

This led to the Church as institution.

 

Loaves and fishes were for the multitude.

This repast prefigured the Eucharist.

 

Jesus multiplied loaves and fishes.  This

Miracle led to one of my wishes.

When Eve offered an apple to Adam,

I wish that he would have said no thank you.

 

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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Image: Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O. P., Jesus Taught Them: Detail from the bronze doors of the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Holy Land, https://flic.kr/p/2mbZyRV