On February 14 most of us celebrate Valentine’s Day with gifts of chocolate, flowers, balloons and other expressions of love for the people in our lives. This is a day that we have marked as the day we can show our love for one another and this is a good idea. We all want to feel loved and we are all created by a loving God who gives us the ability to love others.
St. Paul, one of the great communicators of the Church, gives us some clarity on what love should look like in our lives: Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, it is not pompous, It is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things (Corinthians, Chapter 13). St. Paul is calling us to excellence in this exhortation. He is calling us to be more like our Heavenly Father, because He is patient, kind, never jealous, and humble. God’s love for each of us and our boys is unlimited. He forgives, consoles, and loves us without conditions.
Through regular prayer we can experience this love of God every day. He sends us the balloons, flowers, cards and chocolate every day in the form of people and experiences. But, it is up to us to redeem these gifts through regular prayer and being open to His embrace. It is my prayer that your son (s) experiences God’s unconditional love through his prayers, teachers, and classmates at CBHS! May God bless your family every day!