Jesus on the Cross Gave Us His Mother


 John 19:25-27


When we call out signals and our voice cracks,

When we dribble down the court and punt the ball,

When we’re late for practice because of JUG,

Let us remember, we have God’s Mother.


When we lose a game to a rival,

When we are not heard at a pep rally,

When we are cut from the sophomore team,

Let us remember, we have God’s Mother.


When we don’t pass the football physical,

When we nearly drown at swimming practice,

When we run track like a football player,

Let us remember, we have God’s Mother.


When we make All-Area quarterback,

Let us remember, to thank God’s Mother.


Mary, Jesus, Simeon, and Anna


Luke 2:33-35


Mary underwent purification.

Joseph & Mary made an offering.

Jesus was presented in the temple.


The Holy Spirit led Simeon.

He said that Jesus was the Messiah.

Jesus is salvation for all mankind.


Mary shares in the sacrifice of Christ.

Anna wanted Israel’s redemption.

Simeon and Anna were messengers.

The Holy Spirit worked through them and us.


As a child, Jesus learned to do His chores.

Jesus Christ is full of wisdom and grace.


Even as adults, we have to do chores.

We must have domestic tranquility.


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.  We publish Patrick poems and his books on sports and faith at Sporting Chance Press. McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.   McCaskey also has books that exclusively works of poetry.  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–both books are available from Amazon.

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