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 seeds 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


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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