Happy St. Patrick's Day, Lads! Caedmon was asking me this morning what St. Patrick's Day was all about and I honestly wasn't sure how it got started. Then I came across this post from another blog that I follow and thought it was awesome. So, here's my stolen post:
A few little known facts about St. Patrick:
1) He wasn't a beer drinking leprechaun like most images suggest.
2) He wasn't Irish.
He was actually a Romano-Briton. Meaning, he was British. At the age of 16 he was taken as a slave by Irish raiders. He remained a slave for 6 years until he escaped and returned home. As an adult the came to know Christ and even became ordained as a bishop. Here is the power of Christ in this story: He then decided to return as a missionary to the very people that had enslaved him.
Christ, be 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 where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise,
Christ in the heart of every one who thinks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Salvation is of the Lord,
Salvation is of the Christ.
May your salvation, O Lord, be ever with us.
- St. Patrick
You should check out Jennifer's blog as it is very entertaining. A friend recommended it to me because she adopted a little boy from Ethiopia a couple months before we got Sammy home and now, lo and behold, I have fallen in love with her whole family!