The Salt of the Earth: The Light of the World


Matthew 5:13-16


After Christ had taught the Beatitudes,

He told the Apostles how to live them.

They were the salt of the earth, divine flavor.

They helped preserve the world from corruption.


Jesus said the Apostles were the light

Of the world for those who were in the dark.

They drew people to God by doing good

Works in a supernatural spirit.


The Sports Faith International Banquet

Is on Pentecost Vigil.  We honor

High school, college, and pro athletes, coaches,

And teams for leading exemplary lives.


It’s easier to be the light of the

World now because of Thomas Edison.


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. McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.    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–both books are available from Amazon.

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