19 Feb Love and Valentine's Day – A Crossing Student Shares
“This week at the Crossing we have been talking about what real love is, because, of course, it is Valentine’s Day week. Today, one student brought in a bag full of lovely things with balloons—how adorable. With me currently not dating someone you can imagine how I am feeling about love. I would love to be with someone on this day to share the love: to not have to be alone on a day where many people are not. I’ve realized, though, that you don’t have to have a spouse to feel loved. Tonight, I am going out with my best friend to the movies. I love her and to be able to spend it with at least her, even though it’s not a spouse, its still greater than being alone.
“What does God say about love? First Corinthians 13:4-7 states, ‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.’ I think that this is the true definition of love.
“Love is all about being yourself, trusting another person, being there through thick and thin, and not putting your feelings before there’s. Love is not all about couples; it’s also about loving yourself, people, and God. I think some people have forgotten the definition of love.”
Olivia D. – Ligonier Student