What to do today? I suppose you could go out and drink to excess but instead why not be a little more like today’s namesake. Patrick (Paidrig) was a 5th century British missionary. That’s right, he wasn’t Irish. He was actually taken captive by Irish pirates and sold into slavery. He lived among the pagan Irish and eventually became the first to bring the Gospel to them. He is a wonderful example of loving your enemies and spreading the Good News.
So put down that green beer!* And maybe celebrate in a way that better honours one of the greatest evangelists who ever lived! How about thanking God that He brought the Good News to your ears? Better yet, how about telling that Good News to someone who needs to hear it?
* By all means drink some beer! Just not green beer! That’s disgusting! (and not too much!)