May the road rise to meet you…
I don’t normally do much if anything for St Patrick’s Day. But this morning, I got up and got the boys some green donuts with rainbow sprinkles. They are all very excited about this pinching thing too. They are already inspecting my husband and I to see if we are properly dressed for the occasion with their pinchers out and ready.
And yesterday I did spend some time drawing this clover image from an instructional video by @everytuesday. I added the words myself at the end.
So I am doing something to mark the occasion… but not much.
I feel like I should perhaps be more into this holiday since I have Irish blood in me and my college mascot is a leprechaun. But I just never really got excited about green food and green clothes and green beer and large crowds gathered on a parade route. Are those even happening this year?
But maybe I should do just a little more… So this morning, in honor of the day, I looked up the story of the man himself, St. Patrick. He was remembered most for bringing Christianity to Ireland. There are many fuzzy details about this man, but there was something I noted today that I think was special about him. He wasn’t a notable scholar. Academia wasn’t necessarily his thing. But it never deterred his work. He was a man of action. He never lost sight of what he considered his mission to be in this life and he worked tirelessly for it.
This fact about him reminded me that God calls all of us in unique ways. We are not all meant to be successful in the same ways. Instead, we are all meant to be exactly who we were created to be. Incredible things can come from each and every one of us with a little faith like Patrick’s. Incredible things can come from each one of us if we stay attuned to God’s will with prayer and discernment and interactions with one another.
May today we be inspired to look a little deeper into who God is calling us to be and start living into that. It may just be the pot of gold we’ve been searching for.
An Irish Blessing:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.