The Bread of Life Revealed the Father
God spoke through Isaiah and Jeremiah
About the covenant with His people.
When the Messiah comes, it will be sealed.
God will write it on people’s hearts with blood.
Christ used the images of food and drink.
Noble aspirations are satisfied.
Jesus is present in the Eucharist.
The Eucharist is central to the Church.
It’s in John Paul II’s last encyclical.
As we say in sports, you could look it up.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God made flesh.
He’s not a baseball player like Tom Tresh.
Jesus Christ has great credibility.
He spoke with ultimate authority.
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.
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Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., “Jesus Taught Them,” Detail from the bronze doors of the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Holy Land, https://flic.kr/p/2mbZyRV.