Mary, Jesus, Simeon, and Anna


Luke 2:22-40


Mary underwent purification.

Joseph & Mary made an offering.

Jesus was presented in the temple.


The Holy Spirit led Simeon.

He said that Jesus was the Messiah.

Jesus is salvation for all mankind.


Mary shares in the sacrifice of Christ.

Anna wanted Israel’s redemption.

Simeon and Anna were messengers.

The Holy Spirit worked through them and us.


As a child, Jesus learned to do His chores.

Jesus Christ is full of wisdom and grace.


Even as adults, we have to do chores.

We must have domestic tranquility.


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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