Did you know that St. Patrick was actually born in England, captured by Irish pirates, and enslaved for six years? It was during his enslavement that he became a Christian and learned the Irish language/culture before escaping back to Britain. Eventually, he had a vision that told him to bring Christianity to the Irish people, who were predominantly pagan and druidic at the time. So Patrick made his way back to Ireland, to the very people who enslaved him, to share the gospel of Jesus Christ! He baptized thousands of people and aided in the formation of over 300 churches. Today, we commemorate his life and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
I’m sure that many of us will wear green today (my family reunion T-shirt from last year really came in handy!) But let’s also (and more importantly) celebrate the lessons St. Patrick so beautifully exemplified: leaning on Jesus during hard times, forgiveness and spreading the #GoodNews of the #gospel of #JesusChrist.
Here’s an idea: share your testimony with a #PreChristian loved one after watching #ICanOnlyImagine today! 😉☘️ #ImagineInvitationChallenge #ICanOnlyImagineMovie #StPatricksDay
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