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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in distress.

James 1:27

 
  

Let’s start a Valentine’s Day Revolution!

On Valentine’s Day, it is natural to focus our attention on those we love.  However, I would like to challenge us to be just as aware of those who desperately need love.  It is easier to ignore the pain that Valentine’s Day invokes for some people than to enter into the distress of the heartbroken, isolated, and lonely.  Let’s deliberately and intently search for people that we can show God’s gracious compassion and unrelenting love.  Let’s look for practical ways to demonstrate this love and “look after” those living with a relationship void. 

Please share this idea with your friends: Remember orphans, widows, and the heartbroken on Valentine’s Day.

 

If you are in emotional pain, please know that there is hope.  God is “closer to you than the blood in your veins.”  Many encouraging words can be found on my Dad’s blog, Your Story Matters.

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Religion that God our Father
accepts as pure and faultless is this:
to look after orphans and widows ….
James 1:27
 
 
For the past few years, I have been hearing about an Advent Conspiracy, which is a holistic approach to Christmas.  I would like to propose a Valentine’s Day Conspiracy:  let’s turn Valentine’s Day into a day where we reach out to and comfort those who suffer from a relationship void.  This year, consider how you might love and care for:
–  single parents 
–  those who have lost a spouse or parent
–  those who live with loneliness 
 
Valentine’s Day must surely be an even lonelier time for these literal or figurative widows and orphans.  I invite you to join in this conspiracy to help them feel the passion of God’s love on this day.
 
 
Adapted from my Valentine’s Day post 2009.

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