I really don't know a lot about the concept of "saints". The fellowship I belong to did not put an emphasis on saints, and I think the motivation was a noble one. Like most of you, I hope our emphasis is always on the Father, Christ, and the people of God we read about in Scripture. Having said that, we know there have been Godly men and women that have come along to impact many lives for the Kingdom, post Bible times. Many are amongst us today! We don't shy away from talking about Barton W Stone, Alexander Campbell, T.B. Larimore etc. So when I read about people who came before me that impacted the world for the Lord, I am thankful for them. I don't know diddly squat about Saint Patrick. I want to know more. I know my nephew has the same name, so I am already prejudiced to like him. But here is part of a prayer that he is famous for. I thought of it when I was reading Patrick Mead's wonderful post yesterday. If you haven't read it yet, stop reading this one at once and go read it. You will be blessed, promise. I wonder if Patrick's naming was inspired at all by St. Patrick? Anyway, I hope this quote from a prayer of St. Patrick encourages you today. It has blessed me.
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.