Photo taken in Scotts Head, Dominica by Mr. Craig Thompson

Thursday, March 17, 2016

{ Happy Saint Patrick's Day }

Long ago, when Ireland was the land of Druids, there was a great Bishop, Patrick by name, who came to teach the word of God throughout the country. This St. Patrick—for he was indeed a saint—was well loved everywhere he went. One day, however, a group of his followers came to him and admitted that it was difficult for them to believe in the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.  St. Patrick reflected a moment and then, stooping down, he plucked a leaf from the shamrock and held it before them, bidding them to behold the living example of the "Three-in-One." St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The simple beauty of this explanation convinced these skeptics, and from that day the shamrock has been revered throughout Ireland.



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Happy St. Patrick's Day, Sweet Friends!

(don't forget.....
tomorrow is Friday Foto Friends)

4 comments:

  1. Happy St. Patrick's Day...my hubby likes to remind me, "What is so happy? My people were driven out by the potatoe famine." wink

    Have a beautiful day, friend, keeping you in prayer. Blessings to you.

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  2. Thank you for the back ground story. Happy St Patrick's Day to you!

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  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I enjoyed the history on St. Patrick. I heard someone on Christian radio talking about him this morning. I didn't realize what a wonderful man of God he was.

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  4. I've always liked that story. I hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day!

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