Jesus Used Parables in His Teaching


Luke 8:4-15


Luke reported thirty-two parables.

This passage is about the seed sower.

Jesus Christ used parables all the time.

They show clear thinking for the listeners.


The seed does not grow when there’s temptation.

There’s no fruit in a pleasure-focused life.

Fruit thrives in honest determination.

This is a call to lead a sober life.


Let’s focus minds and hearts on God’s Kingdom.

Worldly pleasures are seeds in thorns that choke.

Honest and good hearts produce worthwhile fruit.

Human virtues produce the Spirit fruit:


Faithfulness, gentleness, goodness, kindness,

Joy, love, patience, peace, self-control.  Amen.


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.  We publish Patrick poems and his books on sports and faith at Sporting Chance Press. McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.   McCaskey also has books that exclusively works of poetry.  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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