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 Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Jesus the Son Reveals God the Father

John 14:1-6


Jesus predicted Peter’s denial.
That seemed to have depressed the Apostles.

Jesus wanted them to be joyful.  So

He told them, “that He is going away

To prepare a place for them in Heaven”

Despite shortcomings, failures, and setbacks.


The quotes are from the Navarre Bible notes.


Jesus “is Life because from all eter-

nity he shares in divine life with the

Father…through grace” we can have divine life.


Christ spoke in iambic pentameter:

Poetry, ten syllables in each line.


“I am the way and the truth and the life.

No one comes to the Father, but by me.”


Patrick McCaskey


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