Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons. Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears as well as the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores.


The Mother of the Sons of Zebedee

Matthew 20:17-28

Jesus predicted His passion and death.
He would be degraded and crucified.
He prepared the Apostles for their deaths.
They would share in Jesus’ resurrection.

The mother of the sons of Zebedee
Wanted one son to sit at His right hand
And the other to sit at His left hand.
This did not sit well with all the others.

Jesus Christ did not impose His power.
The most humble became the first of all.
Saint Peter called priests to shepherd the flock.
Saint Paul was a servant to everyone.

King Herod decapitated Saint James.
Saint John died on the island of Patmos.

Patrick McCaskey


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