I can only begin to understand the depth of the joy that Zechariah foretold of the incarnate Word entering our world “to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”
Prayer is an incubator that provides the spiritual conditions to grow religious passion. Furthermore, prayer reminds us that the Divine presence is near even when our circumstances suggest God is far away.
To be human is to be the middle pole in the God-human-creation relationship. And God has asked us, not merely to reflect God's love back to God, but to be the part of creation through which God's love can be refracted into all the different parts of creation.
Every year on February 14th, across the United States and other countries around the world, cards, chocolates, and flowers are exchanged as an expression of love and admiration, all in the name of St. Valentine. Here's a few facts and humorous links to brighten up this day of love.