Why We Should Think About Life Insurance on St. Patrick’s Day

29875104903_fc6681b164St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish religious and national heritage:

St. Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday’s tradition of alcohol consumption.

There are many such days in the Jewish calendar, as well as in the calendars of other religions. We need observances like this to keep our identity strong.

Religions have both a ritual and a financial component

The financial end of religion complements the ritual end. It takes money to keep religious institutions going. Houses of worship, community centers, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and many other places of service need a constant influx of funds. And people give generously, generation after generation.

In case you were unaware, many charitable gifts come in the form of life insurance. Donors take out a policy to benefit the charity of their choice. When they pass on, the charity receives a significant benefit. You can imagine how much money a charity could receive if donors of various ages took out policies. Year after year, decade after decade, money would come flowing in.

How life-insurance can take care of the financial component

Life insurance makes all this possible because of its tremendous leverage. Each dollar of benefit cost pennies. Even small donors can give big gifts by spending their donation money on life insurance premiums. Big donors can make really big gifts. This is something to keep in mind as we move throughout our various religious calendars and take pride in who we are and what we stand for. Money helps make Good Work possible. Life insurance can provide a lot of that money.

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