On this St Patrick’s Day, I was looking for some quotes from the man. Something to consider besides just wearing green, acting Irish and getting drunk! ( and Leprechauns)!
I found several versions of a poem that is attributed to St Patrick. There’s this poem out there called St Patrick’s Lorica or “Breastplate”. I discovered multiple translations and no real authoritative source, although this may be the closest!. Although none were the same, they all had the same basic message of Christ in all things. Like this:
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
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 in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.
That’s a perfect mediation to help us focus on the thing that should drive all of our activities!