Churches of Ireland

Churches of Ireland

May the road rise up to meet you.

A popular Irish blessing (in Irish Gaelic: Go n-éirí an bóthar leat). One of the main characteristics of Celtic Christianity is the use of images of nature to show how God interacts with people. “May the road rise up to meet you/ May the wind be always at your back/ May the sun shine warm upon you face …” uses everyday images to mean, may God remove obstacles in your journey through life.


  1. “May the road rise up to meet you.” is a good old Irish blessing, but I seem to remember that in the long ago days of my misspent youth after a good old Irish single malt too many the road did rise up to meet me on too many occasions and it was always a painful experience.


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