The Fig Tree Shows Us the Kingdom of God


Luke 21:29-33


Jesus Christ told a fig tree parable.

When trees come out in leaf, summer is near.

He also said that God’s Kingdom is near.

First, the Apostles had to rake the leaves.


From the Navarre Bible notes, we know that

All that Jesus “has said will come to pass.”


Figs on trees create a heavenly breeze.

When you eat Fig Newtons, think of Heaven.


Alan Lerner wrote “I Talk to the Trees.”

It’s from the musical “Paint Your Wagon.”

Tommy Smother thought that it was goofy.

“Oh, hello stage.  You used to be a tree.”


At a roast, what did Foster Brooks say to

Billy Graham?  “I really like your crackers.”


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. 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.


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