Tribulation and the Second Coming


Luke 21:20-28


Armies circle cities and people flee.

Nations in distress will be quite a mess.

Christ’s victory is great sign for me.

Bear trials patiently; get eternity.


While we work on sod, we endure for God.

Do good works with patience and persevere.

If we give up halfway along the path,

Then we will get what we deserve: God’s wrath.


The Navarre Bible notes are instructive.

From Saint Cyprian, let us remember,

“he would lose the fruit of what he had done

…he did not finish what he had begun.”


Jesus will be with us on Earth again.

He will be here for both women and men.


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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