Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
So, on St. Patty's Day most people are thinking of corned beef and cabbage, green beer, parades (for politicians), rivers dyed green, four-leaf clovers, leprechauns, and all that blarney.

The real holiday is a feast for the patron saint of Ireland who was captured as a teen and taken to be a slave in Ireland. While captive his faith and prayer life grew. Six years later he escaped and eventually became a part of the church and returned to Ireland as a Christian missionary. He is said to have baptised thousands of people and to have ordained many priests. While there is no proof, the legend of his use of the shamrock as a representation of the trinity - Father, Son, Holy Spirit- is likely accurate.


So, today, every time you see a shamrock, think of the trinity. Every time you see green, think go. Go on your own mission - go serve, go tell, go love, go share.

2 comments:

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Thanks for your comment - but I have to tell ya, I wrote that prayer for ME!!! I need to tattoo it on my forehead!! No, then I couldn't see it. I will tattoo it on children's foreheads. :)

msdebbiea said...

Go Debbie~~~love it! :)