On Being Irish

I purposely saved these Irish devotionals for March and Saint Patrick’s Day. As Mom used to say, “The better the day, the better the deed.” Enjoy.

It’s often said that everyone wants to be Irish. So, let’s pretend that for the moment and think about these (slightly modified!) Irish blessings.

May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies, but quick to make friends. No matter your circumstances, may you know nothing but contentment this year. 

Here’s to you and yours and to mine and ours.

 If mine and ours come across you and yours, 

I hope you and yours do as much for mine and ours

 as mine and ours have done for you and yours.

In this New Year, 2022, may your right hand always stretch out in friendship and never in want.

And let’s decide to face any circumstance with a Nehemiah 8:10 attitude. “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

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