ST. PATRICK’S REAL LEGACY

By Rick Boxx
For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. – Acts 17:23

According to Wikipedia, St. Patrick’s Day originally celebrated the priest who returned to Ireland in 432 AD to bring Christianity to his homeland. Ireland had been a polytheistic culture.

One way Patrick introduced them to Christ was by using the 3 leaved shamrock to describe the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. He made a difference by communicating in cultural and relevant ways.

In Acts 17:23 Paul did likewise. We read, “For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god.Now what you worship as something unknownI am going to proclaim to you.”

If you desire to impact those in your workplace, consider using illustrations and examples relevant to your culture and workplace.

Devotional forwarded to you by:

UP CHRISTIAN YOUTH MOVEMENT

NCCP Ecumenical Ministry – Church of the Risen Lord

University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus, QC

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