Jesus Went Fishing for Disciples

Luke 5:1-11


When Peter, James, and John fished on their own,

Without Jesus, they were unsuccessful.

With Christ as their guide, the fish did not hide.

They jumped into the boat; they did not float.


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

Here is what I learned from the passage.

Remember the past with gratitude; live

The present with enthusiasm; look

Forward to the future with confidence.


“Like all those chosen by God for a mission,

Jesus said to Peter, “Do not be afraid.”


My best lunch is tuna on rye, without

The contamination of celery

And a banana strawberry smoothie.


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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