Let’s act more like St. Patrick

Published 12:45 am Friday, March 17, 2017

Today, regardless of one’s actual country of origin, we are all Irish.

As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, many of us will celebrate the holiday with a bit of fun and whimsy.

Across the globe people will focus on whether a person is wearing green in honor of the holiday or not.

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In Natchez the Krewe of Killarney will host its downtown St. Patrick’s Day parade.

To add some fun in the parade, the honorary St. Patrick will ceremonially cast the city’s snakes into the river — if only that were actually possible.

We would, however, be wise to take a few minutes and learn from the real St. Patrick.

He was described as a gentle, humble man. One who loved God among all else. That deep faith made him fearless against any foe.

Imagine how much different our world would be if our leaders took a page from St. Patrick’s playbook. Instead most worry about looking tough enough, not about doing the right thing.

The same goes for each of our lives. How much better would Natchez be if we were more humble and less aggressive toward one another?

Let’s have a great St. Patrick’s Day today, but not forget that the best way to truly honor the man would be to act a bit more like him.