Resignifying the Value of St. Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, a date that has been retransformed over time and has lost its true meaning. In this article, we will explore the true meaning behind this celebration, which goes beyond simple gifts and messages of love.

"Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord'." Genesis 10:8-9

Beyond all the times of the year where we can share love with our wives, husbands and partners, we must remember the true meaning of this celebration.

Valentine is a Latin name that comes from the word valens, which means "to be strong, courageous, great and powerful." In the Bible, we find a description of a character with these characteristics, and it is precisely this figure that is celebrated on February 14.

This man defied God and founded Babel, as explained in the book of Genesis.

But How is it that Valentine's Day has become a date on which love and couples are celebrated?

"Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them. For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel." Jeremiah 10:2-3

The answer is that the date should be a reminder to celebrate the love, respect and courage necessary to follow the way of the Holy Spirit.

Our Heavenly Father warns us about certain characters or customs that are not aligned with our spiritual beliefs, and it is through His guidance that we can find the repair and comfort needed to continue on our path of enlightenment.

It is important to remember to celebrate the love between the Lord, Jesus and each of his sons and daughters.

The love we receive in every blessing and opportunity to grow should be prayerfully acknowledged, and our relationships with the Holy Spirit should be nurtured and cultivated.

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1 John 4:8

If we dedicate each day to be better people, nourishing ourselves with faith and recovering the hope that together with God everything will be better, then we will be celebrating love within our hearts.

There is no need for a special date to celebrate the Lord or the loved ones that accompany us in life. Love is a powerful and unique feeling that helps us to overcome any problem or negative transit.

It is more important to love our neighbor no matter what form it takes, to rebuild that "courage" that strengthens us with the Lord, and to be "great" and "mighty" as Jesus taught us on the cross.

"Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:3

Valentine's Day is a date that, despite its origin and original meaning, has been retransformed into a superficial and materialistic celebration that focuses on gifts and outward demonstrations of love.

However, this date can also be an opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of love and how we can strengthen our relationships with God and with others.

Instead of focusing on material gifts, we should focus on the quality of our relationships and how we can improve them. True love is not about having things, but about having a deep and meaningful connection with others.

We should strive to be loving and compassionate people who provide support and comfort to those around us.

"I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought." 1 Corinthians 1:10

Furthermore, let us never forget that true love is not limited only to our romantic relationships, as we must extend it to everyone around us, including our family, friends and colleagues. We must be aware of the needs of others and strive to help them in any way we can.

Finally, it is important to remember that love cannot exist without faith and hope. Faith allows us to connect with God and find comfort in difficult times.

Hope gives us the motivation and strength to move forward and overcome the obstacles that come our way. We must cultivate our faith and hope in order to love in a deeper and more meaningful way.

In doing so, we will be honoring the true meaning of Valentine's Day and demonstrating true love for God and for others.

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