Sunday, February 15, 2009


Yesterday was Valentine's Day. The one day a year we tend to focus on "love." Hey, I like Valentine's Day and do something special with Amy--we met halfway between Stillwater and Princeton yesterday for a great meal and a chance to be together. It is just that we get so messed up when it comes to what love really is.

We "love" pizza. We "love" ice cream. We "love" the outdoors." We "love" our favorite team. We "love" our significant other. You get the picture? love has been "cheapened" by how we use it in our language.

One of my favorite songs says this, "Love was when, God became a man." Truly that was/is love. God, willing to come to earth, to take on our form, to live among us, and then to die for us (and of course rise again!). That, my friends, is true love. As we near the season of Lent, I feel that it is way past time that we remember what (and Who) True Love is. "Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so," may sound simplistic, but that doesn't make it any less true. Jesus--God--loves YOU! Now, what are you going to do about it?

1 comment:

Rosella said...

Even allowing for the philosophy of eros, philia and agape...we greatly expand our vision of love when we love pizza and the Cubs. Thank you for that reminder that Jesus loves me is the only pure and lasting love
available. As humans we need the love of a partner in marriage and the love of family and friends and others in the faith and in humanity, but still the love of God is all we must have. Shalom