On Saint Patrick’s Day (and every day), remember that God is amazing. He is big enough to create the world and yet personal enough to send a young man named Patrick to share the Gospel with the Irish.
I’m sure that after 52 years of marriage, they’ve had plenty to forgive each for. But when they talked about forgiveness, it wasn’t with any sense of embarrassment or resentment. They talked about it with the wisdom of experience.
In preparing for Sunday’s message, I was thinking about Mary, the mother of Jesus. She was likely just a teenager when she received the angelic news that she was going to be pregnant with the Messiah. You might think that should be a ticket to an easier life (being the Messiah’s mom should have plenty of perks, right?), but I don’t think it was.