I know it’s a topic that’s been covered so many times in pretty much anything – sermons, songs, poems, movies, tv shows, art and even games – you name it, and yet we can’t seem to get enough of it.
This is evidenced by the popularity of romantic movies like Love Story (1970), Titanic (1997) or La La Land (2016), and chart-topping hit tunes such as Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley, I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston or All Of Me by John Legend. And I’m pretty certain that the list will only continue to grow as more romantic movies get produced and love songs get composed.
We know how to love because GOD IS LOVE.
I believe love is an inherent trait in us as creations of God because our Creator is love’s ultimate source. We know how to love because GOD IS LOVE. As we all know, February 14 is Valentine’s Day, but coming up on February 17 is Ash Wednesday, which signifies the start of the Lent season. In my mind and heart of faith, nothing is a greater confirmation of God’s love to us than what this season brings, a remembrance to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our salvation. God provided and made us stewards of all creation - the grand mountains, the vast seas, the wide fields, and everything in it. And yet, we still sin. And even when we sin that set us away, God made the way to bring us back. She sent her begotten Son because she so loved us.
So, my hope is that we make this Lent season a season of love. That we take this time as an opportunity to spread more love, especially in this unusual and challenging days we’re in. Call, reach out, check in, and reconnect, and let the light and love of our Creator shine through us.
Christ the Good Shepherd
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