The Mustard Seed and Leaven Parables


Luke 13:18-21


Jesus told parables for those in need.

The mustard seed is not a weed; take heed.

It’s small, but it can become a tall tree.

We’re taught to genuflect on the right knee.


Jesus taught the disciples to have faith.

The Church would grow in spite of everything.

The disciples were the weakest of men.

They received great power and the Church spread.


The parable of leaven leads us to

Heaven.  Light leaven makes many bread loaves.

The power of God transforms anything.


I’ve gone from detention to the school board.

Some school board meetings feel like detention.

I’m a Judeo Christian Catholic.


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.  The Sports and Faith Series include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is his first book of poems. Readers can find a few words of encouragement in each 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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