Celtic Prayer--The Heavenly Banquet
Celtic Christianity has been called "Christianity intoxicated." Celtic Christianity kept the spirit of the Irish people. Here is one called:
The Heavenly Banquet
I would like to have the men of Heaven
In my own house:
With vats of good cheer
Laid out for them.
I would like to have the three Marys,
their fame is so great.
I would like people
From every corner of Heaven.
I would like them to be cheerful
In their drinking,
I would like to hav Jesus too
Here amongst them.
I would like a great lake of beer
For the King of Kings,
I would like to be watching heaven's family
Drinking it through all eternity.
Christianity did not take out the winking eye, playful spirit and story-stretching habits of the Celts. Theirs is a celebratory faith. (Of course then again, this poem may have been copied from a wall in an Irish pub).