St. Patrick's Day seems to be a perfect time to post this photo of shamrocks, that I took during a spring hiking trip in Vermont. Since Vermont was famous for being the "green state", long before "going green" was cool, it seems appropriate to put some additional photos of all the green they have to offer!
I read somewhere that church clergy "back in the old days", when what one saw in nature was the main teaching tool available, used the shamrock to teach the concept of the Holy Trinity. The shamrock has one stem, but the three petals are also a part of a shamrock. Likewise, the concept of the Holy Trinity is ONE, but also made up of three parts---the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
As a coincidence, this week's memory verse for the healthy living course I participate in (www.FirstPlace4Health.com) also refers to the Holy Trinity. It is from Matthew 28:19-20 and says "Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations,; baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Those of you who really want to latch on to the word in that memory verse that says to "GO", can plan their trip to the lovely green state of Vermont by visiting the state's official website, www.VermontVacation.com . Miles of smiles and HAPPY ST. PAT'S DAY from "PAT" (aka Tricia!)