{An Irish Blessing}

Just a little blessing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day…did you know that St. Patrick was actually Scottish? He was kidnapped by pirates and taken to Ireland.

An Irish Blessing by Unknown Author

I wish you not a path devoid of clouds,

nor a life on a bed of roses,

Nor that you might never need regret,

nor that you should never feel pain.

No, that is not my wish for you.

My wish for you is this:

That you might be brave in times of trials,

When others lay crosses upon your shoulders.

When mountains must be climbed and chasms are to be crossed;

When hope can scarce shine through.

That every gift God gave you might grow along with you.

And let you give the gift of joy to all who care for you.

That you may always have a friend who is worth that name.

Whom you can trust,

and help you in times of sadness.

Who will defy the daily storms of life at your side.

One more wish I have for you.

That in every hour of joy or pain you may feel God close to you.

This is my wish for you, and for all who care for you.

This is my hope for you now and forever.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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