Jesus Cures a Woman on the Sabbath


Luke 13:10-17


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that “By performing this cure on

A sabbath, Jesus shows his divine mag-

nanimity…the sabbath is a day

For praise of God and a day of joy.  That

Is why it made sense to cure the woman…?”


Jesus Christ had mercy and tenderness.

Persistent compassion imitates God.

Let us stand up straight and glorify God.

If you cannot stand up straight, do your best.


On the day of rest, we are God’s guest.

It does not have to be on a Sunday.

Monday through Friday, I ride ten miles each

Day on a stationary bike.  On most

Saturdays, I run four hundred meters.


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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