Saturday, March 7, 2015

St. Patrick's Confessio: Sections 11 - 15

These passages of St. Patrick's Confessio talk about his call, in spite of being "a simple country person, a refugee, and unlearned."

It is right to spread abroad the name of God faithfully and without fear, so that even after my death I may leave something of value to the many thousands of my brothers and sisters – the children whom I baptised in the Lord.

I hear echoes of Paul's assertian in Corinthians 1 of his lack of eloquence or cleverness of speech in preaching the Gospel (1 Corinthians 10 -17, NIV & NASB).  Here St. Patrick emphasizes a similar idea, though the topic is somewhat different, that the pedigree of the preacher does not matter, only the call of God and that the Gospel is preached.

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St. Patrick's Confessio

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