Valentine's Day is Tuesday, February 14, 2023. This is a special day for expressing and celebrating love. It is a day to remind us of the importance of love in our lives and show our loved ones how much we care. But when it comes to love, nothing comes close to the perfection and beauty of Christian love.
Christian love takes its cues from Jesus Christ, who exemplified and taught a type of love that surpassed mere sentimentalism. His love was full of grace and mercy and extended to all of humankind, not just those closest to Him.
One of the best examples of Christian love is the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). In this parable, Jesus taught us that true love was an unconditional, sacrificial kind of love that would go out of its way to help and bless those in need, regardless of their social standing.
Valentine’s Day can also be a day to celebrate Christian love. On Valentine's Day, we have the chance to spread love and Christian kindness far and wide. To show compassion to those we love and to offer mercy to those who need it most is a beautiful way to honor the special holiday. Our relationships with God are also strengthened as we honor God through acts of thoughtfulness and devotion. Let us use this day to celebrate by offering kindness to all, being generous to the needy, bestowing mercy upon the undeserving, and remembering a love that goes beyond earthly bonds, the unconditional love God offers us every day.
Danny C. Murphy
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Rev. Dr. Danny Murphy, SR.
The ultimate aim of Trinity Presbytery is to equip and empower our member congregations to become communities of faith, hope, love, witness and service, so that those who do not know Jesus might come to know, love and serve him and so that those who do know Jesus might come to love him more intimately and serve him more faithfully.