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. Faith poems for you!


Jesus Went and Told It on a Mountain


Matthew 5:1-12


The Beatitudes begin like the Psalms.

Christ said God was constant and generous.

It’s a small world; so, we have to behave.

It’s for us to mend what is broken.


Even on earth, meekness is not weakness.

Jackie Vernon said, “Meek shall inherit

The earth.  They’d be too scared to refuse it.”


When we think about the poor in spirit,

The mourners, the meek, the righteous seeking,

The merciful, the heart clean, peacemakers,

And the persecuted, let’s remember

Boy Scouts are trustworthy, loyal, helpful,

Friendly, courteous, kind, obedient,

Cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.


Patrick McCaskey


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