Jesus Expressed Woes to the Hypocrites


Matthew 23:13-32


Excessive worry about unclean gnats

Leads to blindness about impure camels.

Anyone who is always on a stage

Could become a phony at any age.


Hypocrites try to look good to others.

They’re not funny like the Smothers Brothers.

Dick asked “If someone told you to jump off

A bridge, would you?”  Tom replied, “Not again.”


Since we are made in God’s image, we should

Imitate God: justice, mercy, and faith.

Seek fulfillment in God, the best reward.

Do not abolish the Law; enhance it.


If we pout or shout, we need a time out.

Quiet time is helpful to be sublime.


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. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is a book for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


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