I posted this last year and report today. St. Patrick’s Day is one to focus on learning to love the unlovable, those whom I might disagree or dislike and be transformed by faith. A blessed St. Patrick’s Day to you!
I love this day, but not for the reasons most people do. Corned beef and cabbage are okay, beer and most certainly green beer is not on my menu. I like the story of Saint Patrick AND it means the beginning of garden season.
There is not much known definitively about Saint Patrick. He was active in Ireland in the fifth century. What I appreciate most about the story that is known, is that Patrick having been kidnapped from home as a teenager, forced into slavery, embraced faith. Went home, offered himself to God and ended up back among those who had abused him. There is some evidence that he disliked the Irish (and why wouldn’t he since they had kidnapped and enslaved him) and then his heart was changed and he grew to love the people he served in Ireland.
For the non-Irish, or the non-partiers, this is the…
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