It's St Patricks day and I guess our friends in North America will out do us with celebration. Who was St Patrick? Did he really drive the snakes out of Ireland? He must have, I've never seen any native snakes yet in Ireland other than pet stores. Patrick is a hero of mine, we know little about him but here's what we do know
Patrick’s communities, missionaries, and monasteries (not to mention the movements and missionaries had their roots in the Celtic movement—Aidan, Columba and their disciples) were known for their warmth, hospitality, love for creation, being naturally supernatural, and the importance of community combined with a theological emphasis upon the closeness of God. The Celtic Model advanced the Kingdom in a new fresh way without watering down the orthodox faith of the Apostles.
It's time to redeem what God has given us and move with it.
Have a great St Patricks day!P