St David is the patron saint of Wales. Welsh people often wear a daffodil or a leek, the emblems of the country, on his special day, which is celebrated on 1st March. He died on this day in 587 CE. His famous last words were “Be joyful, brothers and sisters. Keep your faith and do the little things that you have seen and heard with me.”
Although these words were spoken almost two centuries ago, his message is still a very powerful one. It reminds us that the ‘little things’ are important. Whether it is in the things we do in our daily lives to help others or whether we use each opportunity to draw closer to God.
Marian Nash, member of the Christian faith
Date: Monday 1st March 2021