KATHIE’S KORNER — St. Patrick’s Day or Green Beer

Published 12:06 am Saturday, March 7, 2020

March 17th is always the day set aside to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but I wonder how many people know about St. Patrick ?

He was a great evangelist who used the shamrock and its 3 leaves to tell people about the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, the Holy Trinity. He traveled extensively and made an incredible difference in this world, unselfishly sharing from his heart about His God and mine with such strong compassion and love for humanity.

Somehow, not only the name of the holiday and the man with his story got changed or forgotten, but the color which is green, now, was originally blue.

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The buildings in Fort Worth, Texas, light up with green lights and the water in some fountains in Washington, D.C. are green on this day but they have forgotten that it was originally blue. I’ve noticed, lately, that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team’s uniforms are blue and gold (traditional).

Therefore, every store has green shirts, flags, windsocks, coffee cups and more, for the Irish and “festive ones” who like to decorate and celebrate, along with green beer, in the bars.

I have a flag in my yard with some flowers, by the road that says, Happy St. Patrick’s Day with little shamrocks connected, waving, gaily in the wind!

I have two daughters, Shannon and Molly, as you can tell by their Irish names, like their dad, Mike, they are really Irish. However, I am a little Irish but half Hungarian, so I always tell them, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my Hungarian, Irish daughters! They always laugh and enjoy the silliness of that.

They are wonderful, smart, beautiful, caring, girls and that combination along with being “daughters of God” works, as we watch them in their lives, working hard and loving their family. I am very proud of them and their giving, loving, hearts.

Come visit me at Golden Triangle Church on the Rock, Sunday mornings at 10:30 where the Bible is taught, loving people and lots of activity for youth.

Healing services all through March Sundays; come celebrate with us!

Kathie Deasy writes about religion for The Port Arthur News. She can be reached at kathiedeasy@hotmail.com