Saint John the Baptist Bore Witness Again


John 3:22-30


John the Baptist said that he was a friend

Of the bridegroom, his cousin, Jesus Christ.

John the Baptist had quite a special role,

But Jesus Christ was much more important.


John the Baptist was full of joy because

Jesus had already begun to act.

He had called many people to follow

Him and many people had responded.


John the Baptist was faithful and humble.

He felt compelled to disappear after

The Messiah, Jesus Christ, had arrived.

Saint John told others to follow Jesus.


Saint John set a wonderful example.

It’s not about us.  It’s about Jesus.


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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