The Ways of St. Patrick

Dan Kimball has an interesting post on St. Patrick. You can read it here

Points that he brings out about St. Patrick
1. St. Patrick was sent by the church to "take care of business"--meaning just maintain status quo. They were quite annoyed with his church planting and missionary ways.
2. He understood the people--their ways, their language, their culture.
3. The result of St. Patrick's venture was a group of "fully devoted" followers of Christ.

And you thought St. Patrick was just about being green.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.