Every Valentine's day, those "in love" go all mushy and do stupid things with hearts in their eyes. Those "not in love" choose to criticize the occasion with remarks like "its a marketing scam" or "this day is tooo over rated.". well, i have some opinions and thoughts of my own.
If you were to put me in the middle of those two different types of people, i'd say i lean more on to the critical side [heck,no mushy nonsense for me]. to be more specific, yeah, i'd say its a marketing scam. that's the business side of me talking. to me its a real 13 year old-hot pink-mushy sms-teddy bears event. a day where people reckon "its time to love". So then i paused and thought, what sorta LOVE are we talking here?
At one of John Mayer's concerts, he began talking about love, in the middle of a song. He said, there's only one thing he hasn't tried and that is to love. not the romance mushy love, the i quote, "i've got your back love". At this point some will be skeptical about it but, i think he's almost talking about the love God talked about. Jesus told us to love one another. i'll pick up from John 15 :12.
"love each other as i have loved you. There is no greater love than one to lay down his life for his friends".
That's exactly what Jesus did. He died for us. He's got our back, all 9 billion of us. Maybe this is why valentine's day was made, to remember the love that He gave that we should be giving one another. If it is, then maybe we ought to do more than remember. heck, don't go around looking for reasons to jump off a building for someone else, silly. Just that next time someone asks you for a favor, do 'em two. Next time someone needs a pat on a back, give 'em a hug. Next time someone begs for a cent, give him Jesus.
Give it a shot, give valentine's a shot and see the impact you can make in your world. Change the world around you, and you'll change the world.