Friday, February 12, 2010
all this talk of love...
I love Valentine's Day. Not for the commercial aspect, I avoid that religiously, but I love that there is a day set apart to celebrate love.
As a christian, I believe my greatest responsibility is to show God's love. I recently read a short story, confirming in my mind, love is our greatest witness and gift.
From Max Lucado's He Still Moves:
A Morsel of Kindness
Suppose someone has enough to live and sees a brother or sister in need, but does not help. Then God's love is not living in that person.
I John 3:17
Leo Tolstoy, the great Russian writer, tells of the time he was walking down the street and passed a beggar. Tolstoy reached into his pocket to give the beggar some money, but his pocket was empty. Tolstoy turned to the man and said, "I'm sorry, my brother, but I have nothing to give."
The beggar brightened and said, "You have given me more than I asked for--you have called me brother."
To the loved, a word of affection is a morsel, but to the love-starved, a word of affection can be a feast.
Happy Valentine's Day! Let no one's path you cross today be love-starved.
Belly up to the bar, I'm spreading the love!!
(photo from Flickr by *omnia*)