The Winds and the Seas Obeyed Jesus Christ


Matthew 8:23-27


Christ got into the boat.  His disciples

followed Him.  The boat represents the Church.

Sometimes the boat-Church has difficulties.

Waves beat against her, threaten to swamp her.


The boat-Church seemed to be left on her own

Because Jesus was asleep in the boat.

The mighty waves were not the real danger.

The disciples were afraid; they lacked faith.


The disciples forgot Christ is the Lord.

When they asked Jesus for help, the “great storm”

Became a “great calm.”  It was amazing.

Paul McCartney wrote, “Maybe I’m Amazed.”


Let us remember, if you have faith and

friends, tragedy will lead to comedy.


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.  McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.   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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Image by Rembrandt: Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee