Tuesday, February 12, 2013

True Valentine

I am sure you all know what "holiday" is on Thursday, Valentine's Day. Personally I enjoy Valentine's Day, and it's not because I think it's romantic, or because I spend it with the perfect person. I just like the candy involved! ;) As I was talking to a lot of people, I realized I view Valentine's day very differently than others. I noticed some of this:
"Gosh, I really wish Thursday would just come and go."
"Valentine's Day... Ain't nobody got time fo' dat!"
"Maybe this Valentine's day will actually be enjoyable."
Don't get me wrong, I have crushes and stuff, but I don't mourn on Valentine's Day.
I have never once thought: "I wish I had a boyfriend to spend this Valentine's Day with." 
Am I weird?

I was reading a magazine (Christian), and it was talking about the different types of love. Eros (Greek for "Romantic" love) and Agape (Greek for "Christian" love). It emphasized that they were very different loves. It talked about how we should strive to act on Agape love, not Eros.

This brought me to a thought. "Why do we need a man-made holiday to express our love for one another?"
As Christians we should be showing Agape love everyday, all the time.
We shouldn't be showing love one day once a year, but all the time.

Here is my challenge to all your girls out there (myself included), this Valentine's Day lets strive to seek out Agape love. For now, put Eros in the closet. Truly act upon Agape and seek to love God more.

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Shelby said...

Totally not weird, I have never thought that either! Great post :)

Michlyn said...

You are definitely not weird... :) Totally agree with!

Sometimes I'm like "Gosh I wish I had a boyfriend" and then other days I'm like "Heck, boys are too much work" :)

Happy early Valentine's Day friend!

RF said...

Awesome post! I completely agree with you.