The Teachings about Love of Enemies


Luke 6:27-38


Jesus said, “love your enemies, do good

To those who hate you, bless those who curse you.”


The Navarre Bible notes are instructive.

“Divine mercy is the forgiveness of sins.”


Bishop Bob Barron said, “When you turn the

Other cheek hold your ground.”  The second slap

Will be less powerful; it’s a back hand.


George Halas and Vince Lombardi had great

Respect for each other.  I never won

Against Art Contreras of Maryville.

I wanted my parents to adopt him.


Alan Swanson of Stony Brook and I

Tied for first in a fall cross-country race.

Together, we finished ahead of Choate.


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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