Seventy Disciples Have a Mission


Luke 10:1-19


Jesus Christ sent seventy disciples,

Two by two, to places where He would preach.

They were chosen to be the advance men.

They were taught to say, “Peace be to this house.”


The Navarre Bible notes are instructive.

“Our Lord…requires of them detachment and

Abandonment to divine providence.”


“The actions and words of the disciples

Are, like those of Jesus, a call from God

To repentance, which must come from the heart.”


Saint Josemaria Escriva wrote,

“Don’t doubt it: your vocation is the greatest

Grace our Lord could have given you.  Thank Him

For it.”  I thank God for my vocation.


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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