Our truest 'Valentine'
Happy Valentine's Day
For God so loved the world,
even before he made it
that he saved it.
The Father, Son and Spirit
loved the world into existence
hugged the world to shake our resistance
touched the world to bring our repentance
For God so loved the world
that he put us in the mix
not just to have something to fix
but so that we, thinking that we're the center
might instead be eclipsed by his love.
p.s. in the Roman Catholic and Episcopal calendars, we also remember Cyril and Methodius, special saints to the Slavic peoples. Each was a monk; Cyril was a Deacon and Methodius lived long enough to be ordained a Bishop. To read more about these and other saints, this site is often helpful: www.catholic.org/saints.