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. 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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