Jesus Spoke About His Passion and Death


Luke 9:43-45


After the Transfiguration, Jesus

Told the disciples about His passion

And death, but the disciples missed the point.

They did not have the grace of the Spirit.


Christ’s passion and death were in the future.

Luke wrote about Christ’s humiliation,

Not about His glorification and

The victory of His resurrection.


Love the cross; identify with Jesus.

Crucify yourself through self-denial.


When my wife, Gretchen, and I do our chores

Together, we are like Torvill and Dean.

They were a very dramatic figure

Skating pair in the winter Olympics.


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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