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. Faith poems for you.


The Divinity of the Messiah


Mark 12:35-37


Peter said Jesus was the Messiah.

Bartimaeus said Christ was David’s son.

The multitudes said Jesus was the one.

Jesus Christ said He was the Son of God.


The scribes were a tough crowd; Christ was tougher.

Christ was a leader; He was a reader.

He read the Scriptures that His Father inspired.

Jesus Christ was a great public speaker.


Saint Hilary of Poitiers said the

Scribe “was ignorant of the Law and did

Not know that Christ must be acknowledged as”

…David’s son “according to the Spirit.”


Saint Hilary of Poitiers, France, was

A bishop and a doctor of the Church.


Patrick McCaskey


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