Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons–including Lent. 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 the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


Christ Cured A Man Who Had Been Paralyzed

John 5:1-16


The pool of Bethzatha was on the out-

skirts of Jerusalem.  Many people

congregated there.  One man had been

ill for thirty-eight years.  Jesus cured him.


Jesus acted with the power of God.

He was able to forgive people’s sins.

Jesus said that sin is the true evil.

After forgiveness, do not sin again.


Doing the dishes is more fun than white

washing a fence.  I am the loader.  If

you know the dishwashers’ mission statement,

you can help.  “Bring order out of chaos.”


God rested on the seventh day.  He did

not create anything new.  He maintained.

Patrick McCaskey

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