The virtue this week is LOVE; it is the most powerful force of life. Smiley Blanton wrote, “to love and to be loved is the bedrock of our existence.” Love bonds all other virtues that make up the content of good character. There is no better evidence in reaping what you sow as the more love you give, the more you will receive. The majority of people do not show love because they are afraid and regard love as a weakness. Love responds to love; allow yourself to be at risk. Show and display love; you WIN.
The greatest treatise ever written on love states, “Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly, it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth, bears ……believes…. hopes…. endures all things” (1 Cor. 13. 4 – 7).
Valentine’s Day is February 14. A day of hearts and flowers, chocolates and Sweetheart banquets. Do you tell and show your spouse you love them by writing a note, sending a card, candlelight dinner. Remember when you said, “I Do”. This is a wonderful time to add, I DO LOVE YOU.
Do not forget your children. Tell them, “I LOVE YOU”. If you are single, call a close friend and tell them with emotion and feelings, “I Love You”