St. Patrick's Day
This day gives us occasion to commemorate the ministry of a devout man of God, and somehow the day has become known for its staggering consumption of beer. With the partying opportunities that abound, the masses proclaim that "we're all Irish" instead of simply recognizing the rich Irish heritage that deserves to be honored.
So as you tip-toe through "Kiss me, I'm Irish" buttons and four-leaf clovers, make a concerted effort to spread the word about the truths and the faith that made St. Patrick a man worthy of reverence.
St. Patrick was actually not Irish, but was born in Scotland. At the age of 16, he was kidnapped by Irish pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland. During his six-year captivity he worked as a shepherd, laying the groundwork for profound imagery as his relationship with God flourished. St Patrick wrote of his captivity ...