St. Patrick’s Day: A Study in Irony

I am sorry that it’s been so long since my last post. First, I hope everyone read the post where I mentioned that I was sick. Feeling better now by the way. Second, technology can’t be trusted. I’ve had a hard time getting online recently. But anyway enough about me.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone!  What an interesting holiday we have here. No the mail doesn’t stop and we don’t get time off from work or school (except that it fell on a Saturday this year so actually we do) but people do celebrate with parades and drinking and green. Lots and lots of Green. We have turned the 17th of March into a celebration of everything Irish.

Irony= Saint Patrick wasn’t Irish. He was from Britain.

It’s also ironic that the Saint in St. Patrick’s day implies that Christianity is at the heart of the holiday yet this is rarely acknowledged by revelers.  

Saint Patrick was a Missionary with the goal of spreading the Gospel among the pagan Irish.

How appropriate that March 17th is so close to Easter this year? Very. celebrate sharing the Story of Jesus today before you celebrate the greatest story on Easter Sunday.

Irony= Would St. Patrick have converted the pagans if he had known how much trouble the Christain Catholics and the Protestants would cause each other later?

Irony= Not everyone can be Irish. But anyone can be a Christain.

So Kiss me I’m Christain.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Terri
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 12:19:27

    Good points. Totally agree.

    Reply

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