Jesus Set the Pace for the Day of Rest

Matthew 12:1-8


The miracles of Jesus supported

His teaching.  Jesus taught service to God

And neighbors do not break the Sabbath rest.

Sunday is not a day of rest for priests.


The merciful can see God and His works.

God would like to see His likeness in us.

Since we have received justice and mercy,

We should be just and merciful.  Amen.


Since we were created in God’s image,

He would like to see Himself in our hearts.

Our lives should imitate His works.  Amen.

Our good works will always be rewarded.


If our ox falls into a ditch on a

Sunday, we should get it out on that day.


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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