Thursday, March 20, 2008

St. Patrick WHO?

Weekly Leadership Devotional‏ from: PBR z NAC

St. Patrick Who?
I sat in the coffee house the other day, and overheard an interesting conversation. It was the day after St. Patrick’s Day. The day after the wearing of the green. The day after green beer in NYC and Chicago. The day after the “Kiss Me I’m Irish” pins, the day after “The Everybody Is A Little Irish Today” signs went up. I realized how true it was that so few of us know anything about the day, the man St. Patrick.

We know he’s English and one of the patron saints of Ireland. He had something to do with snakes, didn’t he?

In the midst of the wearing of the green, it is too bad we cannot see the character that shaped the man we call Saint.

This was his prayer.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ under me, Christ over me, Christ to the right of me, Christ to the left of me, Christ in lying down, Christ in sitting, Christ in rising up. Christ in the heart of all who may think of me! Christ in the mouth of all who may speak of me! Christ in every eye which may look on me! Christ in every ear which may hear me!

No wonder they called him Saint.

What prayer shapes your life?

1 comment:

Heather said...

Thank you for sharing.