Enjoying the Journey

Tomorrow people around the world will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with little thought of the man for which the day is named. In fact, much of what is associated with Patrick is based on falsehoods…

Patrick was not Irish – he was Scottish. He was not a canonized “Saint” of the church, but he was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. His mission was not to rid Ireland of snakes, but rather to preach the gospel of Christ. And the thing he would want you to remember has nothing to do with the color green; he would want you to know that Jesus Christ can change your life.

The first time Patrick was in Ireland was as a teenager. Living as a slave he came to the end of himself and entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As a forty year old man he returned to Ireland with the goal of turning the people to Christianity. God used that one man to make a difference in an entire nation.

Patrick was never officially recognized as a “Saint” of the church, but he is, like every believer, called a saint because of his standing in Jesus Christ. If you want to celebrate his life then do what he did – tell someone else about Jesus Christ. That is something we can do every day.

8 Comments

  1. Ted Clower on March 16, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Great

    • Scott Pauley on March 19, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks for reading my ramblings! Hope you are doing well.

  2. Tony Smith on March 17, 2019 at 4:37 am

    What an incredible story that I am sharing it with a lot of food,my self, and others may find it inspirational.

  3. Kathy Duncan on March 17, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Wow…had no idea…felt it not good to celebrate because of all the things surrounding the holiday. .but now can where the green with pride and tell the truth…

    • Scott Pauley on March 19, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      A great opportunity to witness for sure!

  4. Alicia on March 17, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Never heard that before.

    • Scott Pauley on March 19, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      Good to hear from you! Hope you are well.

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