On Sunday February 14th 2021 it is Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s day traditionally originates from St. Valentine. Whilst there are deep rooted historical connections, today we can see Valentine’s Day extended as a secular celebration of love as well, where individuals express love with the exchanges of Valentines. I am always inspired to see and hear of love stories, especially couples who have spent life-times together.
It is also a day that many remember loved ones that have passed away. Loosing a loved one is like loosing a part of who you are. Because overtime we become an existential existence of the ones we love. This could be for family relations, close friends or any relations that we form. But the existence of one-another within each other is further increased with the loving intimate attachments that we form. When we love our survival becomes of the same source, thus the dependency of love as a form of our human survival.
To be with the one that is loved causes insurmountable love, joy and happiness, beyond what can be expressed. And of course in loss the insurmountable grief is caused. With many celebrations that have become secularized or not, here once again we find the desire to fill the need of this grief and loss, With the turning to the spiritual realms.
I am reminded of the greatest sacrifices of Jesus Christ. The great sacrifices, blessings and eternity of love. It is with these thoughts I share the following poem that I wrote on December 20th 2020 below, and later as I was reading overcome with joy when I read the following verse: Although I have much to write to you, I do not intend to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and to speak face to face so that our joy may be complete – John 2: 12. It was almost as though God was responding to my poem and giving me the desires of the heart.
It is with these words I would like to take the time to say thank you to all formal military and civil members of society national and international who serve the United States of America. Thank you for your service and sacrifices. As we continue to progress through the journey of life, I hope that the eternal bonds of love through all forms of relations are preserved, protected, loved and cherished.
- Britannica | Valentine’s Day
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops | 2 John
- INTIMATE NATURE.
- Image 1 – Personal Collection
- Image 2 – Link
- Image 3 – Link
- Image 4 – Poem created with CANVA.COM
- Image 5 – Personal Collection
Notes | These thoughts were originally hand-written on February 12th 2021.
My Thoughts To Share With Love & Kindness! 🙂