So what do you think about love, not romantic love, but just the “love your neighbor as yourself” kind of love? Is it okay to look for loopholes? Save the best things for the people you like the most?
Well, it is tempting, isn’t it? And there are goofy cards in the Valentine’s Day card packages that they sell to children? (Is that so you have to buy two packages to give everyone a good card?)
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:46-48 (NRSV)
There is One who always gives His best, who gave His Body, His Blood, His Heart for us all. This, I believe, is Real Life Jesus.
So for everyone that I ever gave a “Sour Old Pickle” card too, I’m really sorry!
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!