Friday, March 17 (3:17)
Colossians: And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Though not a shamrock, it's not a bad example of the Trinity
The original verse I chose was a bit too heady for a St. Paddy's Day Friday. This one seems a little lighter.
I suppose with this being St. Patrick's Day, we should a quick gander at the life of St. Patrick. According to Catholic.org, he was born in Roman Britain and was captured by Irish pirates at age fourteen. He was a slave and shepherd.
Ireland was filled with pagans and druids, but Patrick prayed to God, and in his book, The Confession, he wrote, "The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same. I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain."
Apparently, he used shamrocks to explain the Holy Trinity and preached and converted all of Ireland for 40 years.
He also worked many miracles. I believe one such place was near my daughter's wedding last year. We heard about the place in a bar, and the next day, a group went to the frigid waters where it is believed that St. Patrick performed many miracles.
So as you're tipping your pint, say a little prayer of gratitude for St. Patrick for being so devoted to God. May we all strive to be as devout.