John the Baptist Sent Messengers to Christ


Luke 7:18b-30


Since Jesus performed messianic works,

He showed He was the promised Messiah.

In a live album the Kingston Trio

recorded “They Call the Wind Maria.”


John the Baptist had an exemplary

life.  He mission was to herald Jesus.

John and Jesus were Faith Hall of Famers.

John led the way for other proclaimers.


In our day, John would be a great lector.

He would stand tall and project to the back.


After Jesus Christ rose from the dead, He

did not taunt those who had rejected Him.


Since I am allergic to dogs, I do

Not run during the dog days of August.


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.

Image: Christ on the Cross from Cassington Church by Father Lawrence Lew, OP, Christ on the cross | From Cassington church | Lawrence OP | Flickr

This poem is the same on we used for yesterday’s Gospel.

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