Jesus Told His Disciples How to Live
Christ said practice fraternal charity,
And do not be out to condemn people.
Our sight can become distorted and see
Things in a bad light, even when they’re fine.
Saint Augustine advised, “Try to acquire
Those virtues which you think your brothers lack.”
When Abe Lincoln was mad at someone, he
Would write a letter and then not mail it.
My father, Ed McCaskey, used to say,
“When we are strong in an area in
Which others are weak, we are our brother’s
Keeper.” Brothers and sisters are helpful.
This may surprise you, but even I make
Mistakes. Brothers and sisters correct me.
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. McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate. Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem–both books are available from Amazon.
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