Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons–including Lent. 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 the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Jesus Washed the Feet of His Disciples

John 13:1-15


Jesus Christ came to serve and not be served.

He washed the Disciples’ feet to show this.

Saint Peter did not understand Jesus.

Jesus exemplified humility.


If you want to follow Jesus Christ, you

Must humbly serve and be a foot-washer.

Servants have spiritual maturity.

Jesus Christ always did His Father’s will.


Christ redeemed us from slavery to sin.

He passed over from this world to Heaven.

Since the Disciples would practice virtue,

They would follow Jesus into Heaven.


Let’s give up any pride and ambition.

Let’s strive and thrive to be the most humble.

Patrick McCaskey

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