High Five Thursday!

IRISH EDITION


Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everybody! In the spirit of the day, here is my Irish-themed Top 5


Top 5 of All Things Irish:


Celtic Knots


Knot work has been a part o Celtic history for centuries. But some of the more famous knots weren’t around until St. Patrick brought Christianity to the island. I love the Celtic Cross (I even have one on my Bible) and the Triquetra (the trinity knot).

















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Celtic Music


I’m a sucker for some Irish music. From Gaelic Storm and The Chieftains to Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys, there’s nothing like a good jig.


And it doesn’t get much more Irish than this:





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Irish Blessings


“May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand”


“May your glass be ever full,
May the roof above your head be always strong,
And may you be in heaven
Half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead”


And my personal favorite:
“May those who love us love us,
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles
So we may know them by their limping.”
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Guinness


Not necessarily the beer, but the family in general. Not only did they produce the Guinness Book of World Records, but they are also churned out quite a number of well respected theological books. There is no doubt that the Guinness family has made a name for itself in Ireland and around the world. What’s more, they’ve also spread the name of God throughout Ireland and around the world.

















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U2


One of the greatest bands of the last 3 decades calls Ireland their home. I mean, what can I say really? They are known the world over, and their music has inspired millions. They bathe their music in the gospel without losing any appeal to non-Christians. I’ve only recently fell in love with the band, and I feel like I’ve missed out on something.


Anyway, here’s one of their latest singles, “Magnificent.”