Jesus Raised a Girl and Cured a Woman


Matthew 9:18-26


After the daughter of a ruler had

Died, he humbled himself before Jesus.

Jesus said she was not dead but sleeping.

After the laughter, He raised her to life.


A woman had suffered for twelve years, but

She believed in Jesus.  If she could touch

His garment, she would be cured.  She was right.


We get to receive Communion each day.

All we have to do is humble ourselves.

Then our faith in Christ will be rewarded.

When we need healing, show faith in Jesus.


In twenty eighteen, I had surgery

For prostate cancer.  The surgery went

Well.  I’m off the catheter and prune juice.


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.  McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.   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–both books are available from Amazon.

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Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O. P., Christ Raises the Daughter of Jarius,  Painting by Henry Thomson (1810) in the Tate Britain Gallery,