Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A wee thought for St Patrick's Day

I know, I know... but I hope you'll let me off with this. Compare and contrast, the writings of two ancient shepherd boys:

“...I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall...”

from Patrick's Confessio

“...I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock...”

Psalm 40 v 1&2

Pic below is of Slemish, from June of last year.

Slemish Small.jpg

Update: On Talkback today, Malachi O'Doherty said that Patrick's theology was essentially Protestant, and that if he came back today he'd be more at home in a mission hall than in a cathedral!