|Thrown in a pool- lots of fun!|
Thrown out of Paradise: Not so much...
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Fr. Gary also mentioned how we commemorate St. Patrick, Bishop of Armagh, Enlightener of Ireland. I had always thought the Orthodox celebrated this famous Saint on a different day. But I guess I was wrong. He mentioned the story (probably a myth) of how St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. We should, he said, do the same thing during Great Lent. Only instead of driving out snakes, we should drive out our sins. Good advice, I think.
Had a short conversation with Jim Martin (who started a new blog on fly-fishing, by the way. check it out here!) He said, since I'm not working, we should meet for coffee some morning. He is able to break away from the office whenever he wants to. I'm looking forward to that. I'd really like some time to sit down and talk to him, asking how he feels about being only months away from entering into the Church. (And I love that his daughter is, too!) Coming into the Church certainly is the right step to take in reversing us being thrown out of the Garden! In Christ, Paradise is restored!