In honor of St. Valentine’s Day tomorrow, this week’s issue of Genuflect is all about … Love.
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Love your parents.
Love your husband.
Love your wife.
Love your children.
Love one another.
Love your enemies.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Happy St. Valentine’s Day!
In the modern world, we tend to think of love only as an emotion – something we “fall into,” something that “happens to us.” There is certainly love of this sort: love that we “feel” and sometimes feel very strongly. But it’s important to realize that this is not the only kind of love.
We hear so much today about love. What is love, anyway? Is it a feeling, an attraction, chemistry, or what? Love can certainly be manifested in those ways, for sure, but the real definition of love is that you want the absolute best for someone.
This infographic has 5 great tips for pursuing a holy relationship.
The human compulsion to control others’ lives, for better or for worse, wreaks havoc when it’s not informed by freedom-honoring love. Love does not coerce or manipulate others—through shame, guilt, deception, or fear—to become what we want them to be or think they should be. Read more about love.
Take a 3-Minute Retreat on the topic of reflecting God’s love. It’s a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage. You have control over the pace of the retreat. After each screen, a Continue button will appear. Click it when you are ready to move on.
True selfless love and loyal friends may be difficult to find, but what makes a good friend and do we also offer these gifts not only to our earthly friends, but to God as well? If we obtain qualities of a good friend on earth to those around us, it will be that much easier to transfer these characteristics of love and friendship to Our Almighty God who so desperately desires our love in return. Here are 6 things that make a good friend.
Valentine’s Day used to be “St. Valentine’s Day,” before the chocolate manufacturers, florists, and greeting card companies got hold of it. So let’s not forget that this love-ly holiday is associated with a saint. Here are three things about St. Valentine that you might not know.
If you want to restore some of the holiness that Saint Valentine’s Day should connote, here are eight ways that Catholics (and anyone of good will) can, with little effort, celebrate the courageously righteous Saint Valentine. Try all eight of these!
As Catholics, we all know that “Valentine’s day” wasn’t invented by the greeting card or chocolate selling companies – it’s the feast day of St. Valentine! Here are some fun activities for celebrating this great Catholic feast day with your kids.
Love isn’t limited to romantic relationships. Think about all of the people in your life who you love. Perhaps your parents, siblings, and best friends made the list. Whether you are in a relationship or not, there is bound to be one person in your life who you can show a little extra love to this Valentine’s Day. Here are some ideas for how you can celebrate the lovely ladies in your life this Galentine’s Day.
Songs have been written about every topic imaginable, but the best ones — from swooning ’50s ballads to contemporary club bangers — have been penned about the ups and downs of being in love. If you need a little inspiration for this Valentine’s day, check out this countdown of the top 50 Hot 100 hits with a form of the word “love” in the title.
Please use these buttons to share this issue of Genuflect with friends and family who may be interested. Thank you!