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st. Patrick’s Day : I deal in hope

I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Blog Following the Example of St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day decorations, etc. fill the stores in March. In some locations, drinking green beer is a must. In fact, St. Patrick’s day has become a day of releasing prohibitions. Such celebrations would sadden the actual man known now as St. Patrick. 

Patrick was the son of a well-to-do British family. As a teen, he was captured and sold as a slave in Ireland. Patrick spent his time out in the hills with the sheep. He had little in the way of food, clothes or companionship, but he found a personal relationship with Jesus, which fueled his life from then on.

After six years, he escaped. He desired not only to share Jesus with others but also to return to Ireland to share Jesus with those who held him captive. With that in mind, he became a priest. He grew in knowledge of his faith and deepened his walk with Christ,

Many years later, he was allowed to return to Ireland. His love and care for those whose lives were filled with darkness and superstition changed lives and changed the nation from one of darkness to one of Christian love. Many slaveholders even released their slaves. While there are all sorts of miracles and legends assigned to Patrick, the truth is simple. His life modeled the love of Jesus Christ and it made all the difference.

Want to live your life for Jesus as did the man who became known as St. Patrick? All it takes is asking Jesus to be your Savior, Friend and to make Him the center of your life.

(c) 2022 Carolyn R Scheidies

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