Jesus Made His Way to Jerusalem

 

Luke 9:51-56

 

When Jesus traveled to Jerusalem,

He was leading the way to salvation.

The Samaritans had rejected Him.

Jesus knew that He would be crucified.

 

The disciples wanted to get revenge.

That was not the mission of Jesus Christ.

He came to save people, not destroy them.

Work for God should never be violent.

 

Here is what we can learn from Saint Ambrose.

True virtue does not have room for vengeance.

Charity does not have room for anger.

Weakness should not be treated with harshness.

 

Jesus did not sing “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.”

James Baskett sang that in “Song of the South.”

 

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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