Jesus Walked on Water, Not a Treadmill


Mark 6:45-52


Jesus worked miracles to show that He

Was the Messiah.  He had great power.

Jesus came to His Disciples at dawn.

It was much too early to mow the lawn.


Christ allowed His Disciples to suffer.

He did not help them immediately.

He let them be in danger all night long.

Tribulation taught them to be patient.


When we are under a lot of pressure,

Jesus is always around to help us.

When we make an effort to work it out,

He strengthens our hope.  We are resilient.


Avoid being ill, walk on a treadmill.

Here’s to four miles a day.  What do you say?


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 and Poems About the Gospel II are books 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. Poems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.

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