This is probably the last post I will make before the celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th. Christ met this man in his loneliness and fear and as he turned to Christ for comfort he sensed God’s calling to go to Ireland to be a missionary (see pages 199-205 in Putting God back into the Holidays). Let us pray that all who read this post will be met by Christ in our need and also be open to His merciful plan for our lives. Your prayers are not in vain. They are powerfully used by the Lord.