Something in common with Saint Patrick


Saint Patrick, the Apostle of the Irish, was seized from his native Britain by Irish marauders when he was sixteen years old. Though the son of a deacon and a grandson of a priest, it was not until his captivity that he sought out the Lord with his whole heart.

How true these words are for me.  Though raised in a Christian environment, it was not until my captivity (though a different kind of captivity) that I began to seek out the Lord God with all my heart.  

What will it take for you to seek out the Lord with your whole heart?

Edited post script:
From today’s reading, something so fitting from Isaiah 8:

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.

… For those in captivity, captive behind bars, captive in addiction, captive in a relationship, captive to anxiety and fear, captive to an ailing body, captive to long held habits… For those in such fetters, may you see a great light, on you, dear reader, may the Light shine.


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