Brother, brother, can’t you see?
The path that you’ve chosen will lead you to misery
Brother, brother, emergency
The road that you’re bound on will lead you to misery
You say you’re free and you do what you want, push love aside as you follow the pun
Your addictions ruling you, peace not the choice you even choose
You cast the blame on the world outside, yet you’re the one who chose to hide You’re always free to take my hand

Brother Brother by Flatfoot 56

It’s the time of year that I pull out my Irish music and celebrate St. Patrick, a Christian man that sought to bring the Gospel to the barbarians and see them come to know Jesus. Flatfoot 56 is one of my favorite bands from my college years. Irish punk, but an underbelly of Christian theology.

St. Patrick was tremendously effective and saw many pagans turn to put their faith in Christ. Despite how his extant writings testify to how much he missed his homeland, he chose to live and serve among the Irish he grew to love. He even suffered imprisonment and persecution at the hands of the Druids. But his dedicated and tireless evangelistic efforts, according to tradition, resulted in his baptizing 120,000 new believers and building over 300 churches in Ireland. He served and worked among the people for 30 years before he died on March 17, 461, and was buried in Ireland.

Answers in Genesis

Love the story of St. Patrick, a man after God’s heart, sharing the Gospel to the natives of a dark land. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Stay safe.