Michael Collins and St. Patrick


I just watched a movie entitled, Michael Collins. I have to admit that I did not know who this guy was – I knew about Tom Collins, but not Michael. I had to jot a little down in honor of our Irish brothers and sisters.

This movie was great. Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn and Julia Roberts and lots of blowing up bombed buildings. Aside from those noteworthy items, the story is really amazing. Afterward, you can’t help but have an overwhelming “aha” at the events that occurred just a few years ago in a very modern country.

Toward the end, you also appreciate the place that sheer luck has played in the course of human history. With the Irish Republic down to mere weeks before they have to give up, the greatest Empire of the time bows a knee and offers them freedom. Certainly it would be many more years before both parties agreed on the form of that freedom and the nation who enjoyed it, but that first step was undoubtedly given a divine boost.

It gives us hope that even today, seemingly insurmountable odds can be turned on their heels and amazing outcomes become the result.

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One Comment on “Michael Collins and St. Patrick”

  1. chris Says:

    “you also appreciate the place that sheer luck has played in the course of human history.”

    I beg to differ…(repectfully): Rivulets of waters is the heart of a king in the hand of Jehovah, Wherever He pleaseth He inclineth it. proverbs, 21-1.

    The divine boost you speak of is I think, almost constant. The reconciliation of divine sovereignity/freedom of choice is just impossible to fully grasp, for me. I’ll definately check out the video…Liam is a favorite actor. like your blog 😀 couldn’t get any of the other pastor’s to open.

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