May Your Blessings Outnumber the Shamrocks (Monday)

thought

 

What do you know about St. Patrick?

 

 

  • I’m guessing he was Irish
  • He used a shamrock to describe God
  • He drove the snakes out of Ireland

Patrick of Ireland was born in Great Britain. At age sixteen, he was captured by Irish pirates. For six years he was a slave, working as a shepherd.  During this time, he developed a personal relationship with God through prayer. He escaped and returned to his family. He later returned to Ireland as a Christian missionary. He might have used a shamrock to describe the Trinity. And the snakes? Probably just legend.

Forget the parades and green beer. Honor Patrick by forgiving someone who’s done you wrong.irish blessing

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