The Family of Jesus Grows and Grows

                Luke 8:19-21

When Jesus Christ spoke, there was a big crowd.

Then Rodney Dangerfield said, “What a crowd.”


Christ said, “My mother and my brethren are

those who hear the word of God and do it.”

They have the right credentials for Heaven.


From Saint Augustine, we know that “Mary

is blessed above all because she listened

to the word of God and fulfilled it.”  Amen.


The Navarre Bible notes are instructive.

Amen.  “This episode…serves to reveal

the dignity of those who hear the word.”


Athletes and athletes who have gone to seed,

sometimes known as coaches, are in need of

Christ and each other.  We’re teammates in Christ.


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.  We publish Patrick poems and his books on sports and faith at Sporting Chance Press. McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.   McCaskey also has books that exclusively works of poetry.  Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem–both books are available from Amazon.


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Image: St. Bernardino Preaching from a Pulpit, Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Robert Lehman Collection, The MET, Public Domain.