St. Patrick’s Day is one of those days that is known for its outward celebration, and not for its religious roots - but those roots are actually more interesting to me, and have made this “smaller” holiday one of my favorites!
Patrick wasn’t Irish.
Patrick was a victim of human trafficking.
Patrick’s faith was strengthened by his trials.
Patrick chose to return to the land of his captivity.
Patrick died on March 17.
Patrick isn’t actually a “saint”.
Honoring Patrick’s legacy
It is a wonderful day to pray for missionaries, to ponder how God can bring purpose to the worst of your circumstances, and to live Christ before everyone you meet. Perhaps these words attributed to Patrick will be your prayer as well.
“Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.”