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Maggie Madly Writing

Today, we honor a saint named Patrick who supposedly used a three-leaf clover to illustrate the principle of the Holy Trinity: three separate leaves, but all parts of the same clover. Three persons, all the same God, but different aspects of him. It’s an easy mental image, but it doesn’t necessarily make it easier to understand the mystery. It doesn’t make prayer itself any easier. Which Person of the Trinity are you praying to? If you call upon the Holy Spirit, do Jesus and God hear the prayer as well, since they are one and the same?

It’s easy to say you are going to pray more often. You can make the time, remove all distractions, but still come up with blank emptiness when you try to speak with God. After all, how can you share your life with a deity who already knows the inside of your heart? If he…

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