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. 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 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