“On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”
“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
He answered: “Love the Lord your God with all you heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all you mind, and , “Love your neighbor as yourself. ” – Luke 10:25-27.
On days such as Valentine’s Day we notice symbols of love all around us. Most other days of the year it can be much less apparent. Overall, Jesus said that we must love others like we love ourselves and we show our love all the time. Everyday we must ask ourselves how did we show love (God’s love) to someone? That can be such a daunting question to answer.
Showing your love to others doesn’t necessarily mean you have to give a hug to everyone who walks by you today. It can be as easy as listening to someone. It can be as easy as sitting with someone who appears to be alone. Lately this semester I have encountered peers who have dealt with death, financial struggle, stress, and disappointment. Sadly, we cannot make these hard challenges/times simply evaporate. However, just listening and being there to talk to someone who needs the company can be a huge way to show love to others. Through difficult times having someone to listen can give people hope, advice, and the input others need.
Through every kind and loving act, be it volunteering frequently or as simple as listening to someone who needs the company can reveal God’s kindness to others.
-Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day and God bless you!