Parables of the Lamp and the Measure


Mark 4:21-25


The teaching of Jesus Christ is a light

For the whole world.  The light should be passed on.


The Kingdom of God can penetrate hearts.

The light of Jesus is extremely strong.

At the end of time, the Second Coming,

Everything will be visible to all.


Jesus is talking to the future of

The Church.  He wants them to listen to Him.


The grace of God is a treasure.  Every

One of us will be held accountable.

If we respond to grace, we will get more.

If we don’t respond, we will be made poor.


Let’s also listen to Saint Augustine.

“If you say, enough, you’re already dead.”


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 and Poems About the Gospel II are books 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. Poems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.

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