You might have noticed from the advertising around the place, that Valentine’s Day is coming up soon.
While it’s become popular to recall the people we love romantically on Valentine’s Day – and I would not suggest for a second that you neglect doing something special for your spouse – perhaps we could think bigger this year.
Valentine’s message, as he was executed for his faith, was not about human love, but about God’s love. God’s love is stronger than even death. That’s an incredibly powerful message, especially if you hear it from someone who is willing to die for it.
This Valentine’s Day, let’s do something to share that message. We don’t need to die for our faith to show God’s love. We can go out of our way to do someone a favour, buy a coffee for the next person in line at the coffee shop, make a point of saying hello to a neighbour we don’t know well.
As well as doing something for the people most special to us, let’s all try to do something small for a stranger or someone we don’t know well. Let’s tell the people around us that they are loved.
Grace and peace