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.

 

The Bread of Life Is in the Eucharist

John 6:51-58

 

From the Lectors Workbook, we know that “John

The Evangelist is instructing us

About the value of the Eucharist.

It is offered…from the altar as bread and wine

Transformed into the” Lamb’s Body and Blood.

 

From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that “Jesus…is inviting us

To partake often of His Body, as

Nourishment for our souls,” our daily bread.

 

Transubstantiation is wonderful.

We can eat and drink the Lamb’s Flesh and Blood.

The Church is a halfway house to Heaven.

 

Since exhumation is part of canon-

ization, I do not want cremation.

 

Patrick McCaskey

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