Repentance and the Fig Tree Parable


Luke 13:1-9


Events might be a call to repentance.

Every event can help us turn to God.

This even applies to planting new sod.

Photosynthesis is not circumstance.


Over and over and over again,

We can sure be forgiven of our sin.

We can get help from Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.

They can rescue us and help us to win.


Let’s repent to avoid eternal death.

I have a friend whose name is Kutas, Beth.

Her son, Jon’s, bar mitzvah party was at

Soldier Field.  When he danced, he did not yield.


Everyone danced.  There was much joy and glee.

The whole event was a great victory.


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 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 PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


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Image: Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O. P., Jesus Taught Them: Detail from the bronze doors of the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Holy Land,