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 Father Loved Jesus, Jesus Loves Us

John 15:9-17


Brotherly love led Jesus to the cross.

Jesus proved His love for us on the cross.

Love inspires us to keep the Commandments.

Love for Christ leads us to obedience.


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that Jesus Christ is our best friend.


After Christ had ascended to Heaven,

Matthias became the twelfth Apostle.


From the book called “Who’s Who in the Bible,”

We know that “There had to be twelve to cor-

respond to the twelve tribes of Israel.”


If the Apostles had played football, they

Would have been a great team.  Matthias, who

Replaced Judas, would have been the kicker.

Patrick McCaskey


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