Jesus Reproached His Contemporaries


Matthew 11:16-19


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that Jesus Christ was accused “of

Being a glutton and a drunkard, (and)

A friend of tax collectors and sinners.”


The deeds of Jesus Christ “bear clear witness

To who He is and what His mission is.”


Jesus Christ made reference to a song.

The group Mercy Me had not started yet.


When Pat Paulsen ran for president, he

Countered his opponents’ criticisms

Of himself with “picky, picky, picky.”


The sin that I have to confess the most

Is gluttony.  If I am not careful,

I may have to take up sumo wrestling.


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.  The Sports and Faith include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is Patrick’s first book of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


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