Archive for March 17th, 2014

St.Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2014

It is known that St. Patrick was born in Britain to wealthy parents near the end of the fourth century. He is believed to have died on March 17, around 460 A.D. Although his father was a Christian deacon, it has been suggested that he probably took on the role because of tax incentives and there is no evidence that Patrick came from a particularly religious family. At the age of 16, Patrick was taken prisoner by a group of Irish raiders who were attacking his family’s estate. They transported him to Ireland where he spent six years in captivity. During this time, he worked as a shepherd, outdoors and away from people. Lonely and afraid, he turned to his religion for solace, becoming a devout Christian. (It is also believed that Patrick first began to dream of converting the Irish people to Christianity during his captivity.)
On March 17 many people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with parades, parties and many other activities.
Much of what we think about this day is tradition of men. God wants us to worship Him in spirit and truth.

John 4:24
God is a Spirit:and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.