St David

Today is St David’s day.

I you live in Wales you will know all about it, kids going to school in Welsh costume, plates full of welsh cakes everywhere you go, and so on.

It’s good to dress up, and it’s nice to eat Welsh Cakes.

And Wales has done a half decent job at retaining or regaining some of its cultural heritage by making a noise about days like today.

But perhaps a more fitting tribute to the somewhat hardcore vegetarian saint would be to forgo meat for the day, and recall a saintly life which had nothing to do with Nationalism, and everything to do with self sacrifice and hard work.

His much repeated maxim ‘Do the little things that you have seen me do’ should be a constant reminder to those of us who get so caught up in our own self importance that we forget to do those very little things which are seemingly insignificant.

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