St. Patrick was most famous for bringing God’s Word to Ireland, however, some people have turned the holy, spirit-filled St. Patrick’s Day observance into a cheap excuse for drinking and/or drugging. What good did any phase of a drinking/drug-induced stupor ever do anyone?

Make it a happy St. Patrick’s Day by bringing God’s Word to someone or inviting them to church, just like St. Patrick did to our dear friends in Ireland.

One of the icons for St. Patrick’s Day is the shamrock, a three-leafed plant. They say St. Patrick used the three leaves to describe the Holy Trinity, that is: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

The Bible indicates that those who have received Jesus Christ as their savior will be saints as well (Philippians 1:1). So before a person drinks or takes drugs to excess and loses family, friends and even their own life, they should seek God’s way. That way we all may celebrate God’s love for us through this wonderful holiday, or rather holy day.

Norman PerkinsGardiner

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