If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples; even though some of them still look down on me. (St. Patrick, 5th century missionary)

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and the Irish will celebrate the “Apostle of Ireland.” Some have said that “St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time—a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” But, its significance is much deeper than that. He brought Christianity to the Emerald Isle, and his positive influence lasted for generations.

For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21)