The Apostles Returned to Jesus Christ

Mark 6:30-34


When the apostles returned to Jesus,

They told Him about what they had finished.

Jesus told them to go away and rest.

He was grateful that they had done their best.


Jesus and the apostles were busy.

They were dedicated to saving souls.

Leisure to eat was not one of their goals.

They did go by themselves on a boat ride.


The crowd saw the apostles and followed them.

The crowd ran ahead and they got there first.

Jesus saw the crowd and felt compassion.

He became their shepherd and He taught them.


If we have had rest, we can do our best.

My dad used to say, “There’s work to be done.”


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


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