The Flight into Egypt, the Massacre


Matthew 2:13-18


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that, Jesus is “like Jacob who

Went to Egypt.”  Christ is also like

The Israeli people who left Egypt.


Jesus and Moses were saved as babies.

They were later called to save God’s people.


Rachel would not be consoled for the dead.


Matthew saw the flight into Egypt and

The massacre of the Innocents as

“The fulfillment of God’s plan to estab-

lish a new” covenant through Jesus Christ.


The massacre of the holy inno-

cents reminds me of abortion.  I am

Pro life and so is my beloved wife.


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 and Poems About the Gospel II are books 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. Poems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.

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