Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons–including Lent. Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears , Chairman of Sports Faith International, and WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


The Curing of a Royal Official’s Son

John 4:43-54

A royal official traveled twenty

Miles from Capernaum to Cana to ask

Jesus to cure his son who was near death.

The official was humbly persistent.


The official wanted Jesus to go

To Capernaum.  Jesus cured long distance.

Miracles call us to faith and belief.

They show God’s mercy and mighty power.


When I was a high school junior, I rode

My bike twenty-five miles from Des Plaines to

Wheaton to see someone.  She wasn’t home.


My hair was brown, curly, and thick.  Now my

Hair is white, straight, and thin.  God is protec-

ting my marriage.  I was too good looking.

Patrick McCaskey

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