22 March 2019
Apparently, St. Patrick lived between the recitation of two prayers. The first was Kyrie Eleison, the Greek for ‘Lord have mercy!’ And the other was Deo Gratias, the Latin for ‘Thanks be to God!’ The latter was given to him as a child by his father.
It is in this hidden corner of the universe that we will find fullness of life – the place between our confession and the forgiveness of God and a spirit of gratitude which eternally rejoices in what God has done for us not least in Christ.
Strangely enough, confession and gratitude are both liberating disciplines. They take us out of ourselves and enable us to see the world anew. This is where our freedom is to be found. The one leads to a fresh start and the other secures our joy!