Here in the U.S. it is simply another holiday taken to excess and over commercialization. My desire is for my children to love wholeheartedly and faithfully, to give constantly of themselves though they may tire of it, to do little acts of love daily. I, too, desire this! Why not do little deeds for one another? Not just for today, a day set aside for love - as if love can be set aside - but every day. Let us choose love above all else.
I have a copy of the book, "Maurice and Therese: The Story of a Love" by Patrick Ahem to give away in honor of today. It is the story of the correspondence between St. Therese of Lisieux and Maurice Belliere, a struggling young priest. I read this book as part of a book study through my parish's women's group and really enjoyed it. To enter, simply leave a comment to this post by 12:00pm on Friday, February 17th, and I will draw a name that night - the old-fashioned way of slips of paper and a hat. Please leave some way to find you - email, blog - you know the drill I am sure from other giveaways.
Happy St. Valentine's to you!