Two Parables Help Us Get to Heaven

                Matthew 13:44-46

Through parables Jesus described Heaven.

He also described how we can get there.

The hidden treasure means abundant gifts.

The pearl means Heaven is most beautiful.


A man found the treasure and then hid it.

A merchant found the pearl after a search.

The people concerned were quite generous.

God helps the people who work for His sake.


Here on Earth, we can follow Jesus Christ.

His death gave us the reward of Heaven.

The hidden treasure field had to be bought.

Jesus Incarnate is found everywhere.


To pay for the field we give up this world.

Then we enjoy the riches of Heaven


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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