What is love?
This week we have spent a good deal of time preparing for Valentine's parties and celebrations. Our preparations gave us a great opportunity to talk about what real love is like. How can we show love to others? 1 Corinthians 13 offers a lovely description of God's love, how in turn we must love others. This week we focused on St. Paul's description of love. This morning, the chalkboard in our kitchen read:
I took special note that St. Paul describes love first of all as 'patient.'
As I momma, I always need to reflect on how I can be more patient!
A view from our valentine craft table earlier this week:
And our prayer for family dinner tonight, courtesy of G-Bears wonderful school teacher:
A Valentine Prayer
by Francine M O'Connor
Dear Jesus, on this Valentine's Day
will you be my Valentine?
Will you take your special love,
and set it in this heart of mine?
When I feel alone and small
and no one seems to notice me,
remind of your loving call,
'Let the children come to me.'
When I fight with my good friend
as even best friends sometimes do,
let your commandment be my light:
'Love one another as I love you.'
remind me about the good I can do.
'Do for them,' says your Golden Rule,
'what you would have them do for you.'
When people are lonely or sick or sad,
and I am too busy to help or to see,
may I remember the words you said,
'What you do for them, you do for me."
gentle and thoughtful and kind.
Then I will be your Valentine,
just as you will always be mine.
|Our card from E-Bear and my roses from T|
and more like God's love for us.