Last week we celebrated Valentines Day. The day when we exchange cards, sweets, flowers and messages of love and devotion. Wouldn’t it be interesting to celebrate the attribute of love everyday?
Isn’t this what we are called to do?
It goes beyond the romantic love we read about in novels and greeting cards. There is the love of family, the love of friends and so many other channels of love.
Christianity calls us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Now, there’s a challenge.
How would the world change if we behaved with this Golden Rule in mind?
I am still working on my resolutions for 2012 and they are going well however I am going to add one, celebrate love every day. It surrounds us if we will simply look for it. It can be found in the smile from a family member or the kind gesture from a friend. If you look at life through the eyes of love the world becomes a warmer and beautiful place. Sounds like an oasis, doesn’t it? It can be our reality with a change of perspective.
I am grateful for the gift of LOVE!
Happy Valentines Day.