Have A Blessed St. Patrick’s Day

How Should Christians Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Remember childhood elementary school parties, where everyone would wear green, have sweet snacks, and we would play games? As we grow into adults, St. Patrick’s Day can change from a whimsical holiday to one known for excessive alcohol intake and immoral behavior. 

St. Patrick’s Day can be dangerous for believers. Since the present-day holiday is so far removed from the original person of St. Patrick, many sinful behaviors are celebrated to commemorate this holiday. As Christians, we need to be bold and reclaim St. Patrick’s Day as a day to celebrate the true, historical person of St. Patrick. When we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day holistically and honorably, we truly bring glory to God.

Who was St. Patrick? 

Before he was known as St. Patrick, he was known as Maewyn Succat. Maewyn was taken from his home by raiders as a teenager to Ireland and forced into a life of slavery. Despite being brutally treated by the raiders, Maewyn chose to spend his life teaching the Irish people about Jesus and helping them come to know Him.

Maewyn didn’t know Jesus as his Savior until the raiders took him. Through this tragic event, Patrick came to know Jesus and dedicated his life to helping the Irish people, even returning after he had escaped. Within Maewyn’s outreach work, he also helped many Druids come to know Jesus. 

Maewyn later changed his name to St. Patrick after becoming a priest. He chose the name “Patrick” because it means “father figure” in Latin. Patrick was faithful in fulfilling his role as a father figure to the Irish as he guided, instructed, and pointed many to Jesus. 

We celebrate This person on St. Patrick’s Day—a follower of Jesus who brought the Gospelto Ireland. Despite society turning St. Patrick’s Day into something else, as Christians, we can celebrate this holiday in a way that glorifies God. St. Patrick would not be happy with the secular celebrations that are being celebrated in his name. This is why we must celebrate St. Patrick’s Day joyfully, holistically, and honorably. 

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