St Patrick was quite successful at winning converts to Christianity in Ireland, as we have come to believe.

The St. Patrick’s Day custom came to America in 1737. That was the first year St. Patrick’s Day was publicly celebrated in this country, in Boston.

Today, people celebrate the day with parades, wearing of the green, and drinking beer. One reason St. Patrick’s Day might have become so popular is that it takes place just a few days before the first day of spring. One might say it has become the first green of spring.

Could this be the beginning of spring with ‘snow covered ground’ in many of the places we live! WOW, let us celebrate the beginning of spring with the green. Maybe a little green tea will do for some of us!


4 thoughts on “HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY”

  1. I was reading in Revelation and looks like we may be drinking this wonderful green tea in the New Jerusalem…rev. 22;1-2….and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations…quite a healing tea that green tea is…Happy St. Patricks day..:)dj.

  2. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all the Daily Lilies. I looked up the benefits of drinking green tea and here are just a few medical conditions in which drinking green tea is reputed to be helpful:

    rheumatoid arthritis
    reducing high cholesterol levels
    cariovascular disease
    impaired immune function

    I guess this St. Patrick’s Day we see green, drink green, and are green.

  3. The topical index in my Bible says that one meaning of green is spritual growth. Ps 92:12 says that the righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, grow like a cedar and still bear fruit in old age. It looks like St Patrick was a good example of green by his evangelistic work resulting in growth for the Kingdom.

  4. Be prepared to toast on St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t forget these for next year:

    * May God bring good health to your enemies enemies
    * May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.
    * May you be in heaven one half hour before the devil knows you’re dead.
    * As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.
    * May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.
    * May you get all your wishes but one, so you always have something to strive for.
    * Here’s to your coffin. May it be built of 100 year old oaks which I will plant tomorrow.

    * May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow and may trouble avoid you Wherever you go.
    * May your neighbors respect you, troubles neglect you, the angels protect you, and Heaven accept you.
    * May you never forget what is worth remembering, or remember what is best forgotten.
    * May your fire be as warm as the weather is cold.

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