Valentine’s Day is typically reserved for showering loved ones with heightened, more amplified versions of affection. Flowers, gifts, cards, trips, dinner, candy … anything, you name it. I mean, who doesn’t love to be in receipt of love, right?!
But, think about all those who may not necessarily be receiving love today, or any day for that matter. And what if that person was … YOU?
The scriptures tell us to “love your neighbor as yourself.” In fact, it is congruent in weight to “loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength,” both of which are deemed by God to be the greatest commandments of all. And, because our Creator is synonymous with love, as direct descendants, we should operate as such. So, here are a few things you can do to show love to a person in need on Valentine’s Day (or any day):
- Visit a hospital, and pray and spend time with someone who is without hope
- Tell a random stranger they’re beautiful
- Encourage and uplift someone is full of self-doubt
- Purchase lunch for a homeless person
- Give an anonymous gift to a person, cause, church or charity you care about
- Give someone a compliment
- Surprise someone other than your significant with flowers or candy
- Volunteer at homeless shelter or soup kitchen
- Spend time with a child whose parent(s) are incarcerated
- Be a blessing to a single mother by providing her with dinner for the family
- Pay for the person’s items in front of you at the grocery store
- Take a stroll to your local Salvation Army or Goodwill store, and pay for their clothing
“ In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” - Acts 20:35
My gosh, what a feeling that is. To be a blessing to someone. And to live life on purpose!
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Show love today and everyday!