Sodom and Gomorrah, the Twin Cities
Jesus preached and worked many miracles.
Loose living would earn divine punishment.
Christ drew attention to ingratitude.
The ungrateful would pay on Judgment Day.
This Matthew passage is not a lament.
There is time for all of us to repent.
After we have fallen into grave sin.
We have to rise up and try, try again.
Here is a David Steinberg joke. “Lot and
His wife fled Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot’s
Wife said to him, ‘Lot, what’s the matter with
You? That was fun back there. How come you al-
ways do what God tells you to do?’ Lot said,
‘Dear, God told me to tell you to look back.’”
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 is a book for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.
Image: Photograph from Father Lawrence Lew, O. P., Flickr.