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 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 close 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.


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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