Obtain Salvation Through the Narrow Door
The Navarre Bible notes are instructive.
From Vatican II, we know that we should
Use the strength of Christ’s gift to follow
In His footsteps; conform to His image;
And do the will of God in everything;
Devote ourselves to the glory of God
And to the service of every neighbor.
“God will judge us…on our response to grace.”
Christ said eternal life is a banquet.
Let all banquets be previews of heaven.
Let there be Caesar salad and skim milk,
And loaves and fishes. I’ll do the dishes.
I am the loader; I have a system.
I am trying to be the most humble.
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 is Patrick’s first book of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.
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Image Incense: Photograph from Father Lawrence Lew, O. P., Flickr. Thurible photographed after Solemn Vespers on Easter Sunday.