Jesus Prayerfully Chose the Twelve Apostles
Before important events, Jesus prayed.
He prayed before He chose the Apostles.
He extended His work through the Church which
Was to last until the end of the world.
Perry Como sang “Til the End of Time.”
My goal is to keep the Bears in the
Family until The Second Coming.
The choosing of the twelve was the first draft.
Later, the first National Football League
Player draft was in 1936.
Joe Stydahar was the Bears’ first draftee.
As the two-thousand-year old man Mel Brooks
Said, “Jesus and His twelve friends came into
My store, but they didn’t buy anything.”
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 Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.
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Image: Photo by Father Lawrence Lew, O. P., Christ in Majesty with Evangelists, mosaic on the chancel arch at Westminster Cathedral, https://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew/2951294076/in/album-72157625338936185/