3.17.2010

St. Patrick's Day

My sweet friend, Beth, (whose birthday happens to be today), gave me a beautifully framed poem, words written in green and a clover enclosed at the bottom.  It's always on my bathroom counter and I overlook it many days.  Today, however, being St. Patrick's Day, I stopped to read it and wanted to share it with you.

Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ within me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ at my right, Christ at my left.

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

~The Shield of St. Patrick

After some research, I found that this is an exerpt from the Shield of St. Patrick.  Read it in it's entirety, sometime when you get a chance.  I find when I read this exerpt that it is conviction because I have to ask myself, "Do people see Christ when they see me?"

5 comments:

Laurin said...

Love that! Thanks for sharing!

The Gipsons said...

Great! I might have to print that out and have it in my bathroom too! :)

LeahBud said...

aww! my beth! I think i need a little bathroom conviction too :)

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