So, what are you doing for someone for Valentine’s day?

I was reminded the other day that St. Valentine embodied the concept of Love. Not sex, not marriage, not “couplehood” but the concept of Love. So how do you define Love? Do you use the Christian concept of Charity? Maybe take it further and go with the Eastern philosophies of complete harmony with the universe? Do you limit it to familial relationships? What about the Pure love of Christ? My husband and I will not be doing anything together on Tuesday night. He will be going out with the boy scouts to deliver flowers to all the single women in the neighborhood. I find it a fitting way to celebrate the life of St. Valentine.
Can I give you a challenge? If you don’t have anyone special in your life right now with whom to spend February 14th, go out and do a charitable act for a stranger. It’s still an expression of love.

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  1. Belinda

     /  February 13, 2006

    That’s a beautiful thing your local boy scouts are doing! Much more appropriate to the spirit than the overcommercialized buy-a-huge-diamond-and-tons-of-chocolate hype that we’re all bombarded with this time of year.

  2. Jill in CA

     /  February 14, 2006

    I’ll be going to handbell practice at church tomorrow night. Tonight DH, DS, and I are going out to dinner since we figure it shouldn’t be crowded with so many people going out tomorrow. We always try to avoid the “Hallmark” aspect of most holidays and focus on what is really important. Though I’m not saying I wouldn’t like a nice diamond solitaire someday to go with my wedding band… 😉


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