In my family, we send Valentines. This year, our card was designed by my daughter, Christie.
Valentine's Day is not a liturgical holiday, nor is it even given a mention in the Presbyterian Planning Calendar. Some might even say that it's a "Hallmark holiday," celebrated with dime-store candy, cardboard cut-outs, and silly little cards. But I say, why not have a little fun?
There's a disc jockey on one of our jazz stations in Chicago who signs off with the words, "Be good. Be kind. Tell someone you love them." So on this Valentine's Day, let's remember the love that passes all understanding. Let's remember Paul's words on the gift of love in 1 Corinthians 13, that "faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love."
So eat some candy. Give someone a hug. Share the love. Enjoy the day.
Happy Valentine's Day!