John the Baptist Preached in the Wilderness


Luke 3:1-6


Luke described the background and John’s mission.

John is the last prophet.  Through him God gave

The word for the last act of salvation

History to begin.  Luke introduced

John by quoting the prophet Isaiah.


After the Babylonian exile,

God himself will lead the exodus to

The promised land.  Luke quoted Isaiah,

“all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”


John was Precursor to the Messiah.

Everyone can attain salvation.  We

Prepare with upright conduct and good works.


I am a very fortunate person.

My essays and poems are thank-you notes.


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.  The Sports and Faith include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are Patrick’s first two books of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are available from Sporting Chance Press   and  Amazon.


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