Three Parables Show the Way to Heaven

Matthew 13:24-43


Seeds and weeds are grown together on Earth.

On the last day, seeds will have a rebirth.

Weeds will be burned; they are not Heaven sent.

The condemned will have a permanent Lent.


A tiny mustard seed starts out quite small.

The seed grows more than Bill Wennington tall.

A bird can settle in a tree and nest.

When the Bulls are playing, Bill does not rest.


Children grow and grow like bread from some yeast.

Let’s hope they learn to take care of the least.

Our bread order was sixteen loaves a week.

As we live each day, it’s fine to be meek.


Right here on Earth we have both wheat and chaff.

Let’s love each other and have a good laugh.


Patrick McCaskey

[This poem applies to several gospels.]

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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