Jesus Expressed Himself with Strong Language
A Pharisee invited Christ to dine.
Jesus felt that it would be mighty fine.
Much later, Johnny Cash sang “Walk the Line.”
The Pharisee was quite surprised to see
That Jesus did not wash his hands with glee.
In fact, He did not wash his hands at all.
The Pharisee did not hear Heaven call.
From the Navarre Bible notes, we know that
Christ said why His teaching was rejected:
Hypocrisy cloaked in legalism.
In an episode of “Seinfeld,” George said
About the men’s room, “Regardless of what
I need to do I use a stall.” Kramer
Responded, “So, you’re a stall man.” Amen.
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 Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.
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