It’s St Patrick’s Day, which means all sort of Green Irishy stuff and little guys with red beards running around looking for gold under rainbows. Oh and pinching people who are not wearing green who of course claim to have on ‘green underwear’. What is this day even about?
I really have no idea, I was thinking this was the guy that played the flute and led the rats out of London but turns out that’s the Pied Piper. Later on today I will probably spend a little time researching ol’ Paddy and discovering a little more about this guy – more than just this little poem;
Oh! St. Patrick was a gentleman
Who came of decent people;
He built a church in Dublin town,
And on it put a steeple.
Anyway, enjoy the day, learn more about the old Saint, as I am certain that his mission minded life (I learned something) holds encouragement and examples for us today.
12 We are surrounded by a great cloud of people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back. Hebrews 12:1 (NCV)