Jesus Taught the Apostles Through Children


Luke 9:46-50


Since the apostles had a flawed outlook,

Jesus Christ taught them to be like children.

The apostles had worldly ambition.

A child simply wants to get to heaven.


Do not praise yourself; always be humble.

Do not seek your own glory.  Do not have

Evil intentions against your neighbor.

Don’t fill your soul with any recklessness.


Let’s find room for all people in our hearts.

Rejoice when others are doing good works.

Let’s ask God to give them abundant grace.

Then we will not have to do as much work.


If I am the last one to leave after

Mass, then I won’t have to be the doorman.


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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