I’m sick today so in my own special way I’m wearing green… around the gills so to speak. I’m not really in the mood to post much but I was just reading from Biblical Studies and technological tools about St. Patrick. He mentioned St. Patrick’s confessions so I thought I’d make it easier to find.
I’m pretty certain that St. Patrick – while not a perfect man – wouldn’t agree with the modern focus on swilling green beer and then asking for a special dispensation of grace just to celebrate a day he never would have asked be dedicated to him. He was a Christian man dedicated to the conversion of Ireland. He was a missionary and a teacher. It’s interesting to note by the way that St. Patrick was never officially canonized as a saint by the catholic church, but that hasn’t stopped thousands of catholics from toasting his sainted name.
Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to take some more Nyquil – at least it’s green.