“The commands given to you in the Scriptures…
do not commit adultery, do not murder,
do not take what is not yours, do not covet
and any other command you have heard
are summarized in God’s instruction:
‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Does love hurt anyone? Absolutely not.
In fact, love achieves everything the law requires.”
-Romans 13:9-10 (Voice)

A Time to Think… “The Lord discovered to me a sense of my unbelief that, though late, I should remember my transgressions and that I should be converted with my whole heart to the Lord my God.” ―Saint Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland

A Time to Act… On this St. Patrick’s day observance, may it not be about luck, or green beer, or 4-leaf clovers. No, this is the day to remind ourselves that, like St. Patrick, we had and still have our transgressions, but in Christ we are set free—redeemed—and we must do what St. Patrick did—give our whole heart to the Lord!

A Time to Pray… O Lord, we know that saints are sinners and we are your saints and sinners, not destined to be prayed to, but destined to be a force in this world for your love and mercy, that people may come to you in faith and live in your grace. We speak the powerful words of St. Patrick’s prayer, “O Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, always, AMEN.”