Lent 2023, Day 21: Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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From Jordan Hathcock at Spiritually Cracking Up:

3 Ways Saint Patrick’s Day can revive Christianity


Saint Patrick’s Day provides an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the values and teachings of Jesus. Although the festival has become more of a secular celebration (which is all good), it still represents a meaningful occasion for Christians to reflect on their faith.

Saint Patrick was known for his devotion to God, his compassion for others, and his ability to spread the message of love and service to people.

His life and teachings continue to inspire Christians worldwide to follow his example. Saint Patrick’s Day can, therefore, be a reminder to Christians to re-examine their priorities and recommit to living out their faith. Meditation and prayer were huge for St. Patrick, as he writes:

“The love of God grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was roused, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same… I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain.”


This holiday is an excellent opportunity for Christians to reflect on how too engage with their communities and build relationships with other people. Christians are called to love and serve others, and Saint Patrick’s Day offers them an opportunity to put this into practice.

We always want to stay in our little tribes, but sometimes we need to expand out and explore. I mean shit, good old Saint Paddy was captured by pirates at age 16 and shipped away to Ireland where he found his life purpose…you never know?

Saint Patrick’s Day can help Christians to address issues facing their communities and society at large. Saint Patrick was known for his advocacy for serving the least among us, and he worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people.

As such, Christians can use this day to reflect on the societal issues in their communities and help bring about the healthy change needed. Saint Patrick’s Day can be a rallying point for Christians to work towards creating a more loving and peaceful society.


Saint Patrick’s Day can help Christians to appreciate the diversity and richness of all walks of life. The festival is celebrated by people from different cultures and backgrounds, and they bring their unique traditions and practices.

It doesn’t matter what creed, political party, how woke or conservative you are. This celebration can help us just embrace our differences and enjoy our similarities (believe it or not we all have some).

It is an occasion to put aside their differences and come together in a spirit of love and unity. Celebrate and enjoy your mates!

Read the whole thing here.

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