To what aspect of the Trinity and of St. Patrick’s Breastplate can you bind yourself today, just a little more tightly than you did yesterday? What must become unbound in yourself before that can happen?
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.
We can even be consumed by rage or by fear. But Christ comes along, invited or not, recognized or not, just like the sunrise comes. Like the prickly old bottle brush pine needles, we are often not very helpful to the process.