Archive for February 14th, 2014


Happy Valentine’s Day!

This is a day that either we love, and feel loved … or not.

I discovered the verses (above) last week.

Written by Mary DeMuth at www.marydemuth.com, she has this to say about this day of love :

“My hunch is that your greatest source of stress comes in the form of relationships, whether friendships or family or church. I can handle all sorts of stress, but if my relationships are wonky, my heart follows.”

I am not a wise woman when it comes to love. I would hate to think that anyone would read what I have to say on this topic as expert advise.

I do know that Valentine’s Day does not have to be only about that eros love that the Greeks used to describe a sexual love, one born out of physical attraction.

It is a day about love, in all of it’s forms … including philo (a caring love born of friendship), agape (an unconditional love).

It is a day when we are reminded to love others …

It is a day to be reminded to love our neighbors, our parents, our kids, our grand kids, our co-workers, our friends and on and on … as ourselves (Luke 10:27).

So lets get out there, today, and show love to the unexpecting people in our lives, from the janitor at work/school, to the elderly lady we say hi to as we keep walking by, to the server at our favorite coffee shop, to the friend who just needs a belly laugh … we might lay our heads on our pillows feeling more varieties of love than even the Greeks can name.

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