Jesus Had a Universal Mission


Mark 6:7-13


After the Disciples had internships

With Jesus, He sent them out two by two.

They echoed the preaching of Jesus Christ.

They traveled from one place to the next one.


They had power over unclean spirits.

Like Jesus, they had a mixed reception.

Jesus emphasized detachment from things.

They did not need to wear expensive rings.


After the Disciples had anointed

The sick with oil, many people were cured.

Jesus instituted the Sacrament

Of Extreme Unction which I have received.


John Bostrom of the Bears was an intern.

He has said, “Interns are human forklifts.”


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 and Poems About the Gospel II are books 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. Poems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.

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Image: Vocation of the Apostles, a fresco in the Sistine Chapel by Domenico Ghirlandaio about commissioning of the Twelve Apostles.