This is a great way to get kids involved, challenges and using social media
What has last Wednesday in common with today?
St. Valentine’s day, and the First Sunday in Lent: so where’s the link.
St Valentine was a Roman who was martyred on 14th Feb, 269 because he loved the Lord and refused to give up his faith - so much was his love. There used to be an ancient spring festival during which a man declares his love for the lady he hoped to marry. Sometime later, after 400 AD when the emperor Constantine declared Christianity as the empire’s official religion, the two became amalgamated into the festival we know as St Valentine’s Day. In St. John’s first epistle he writes to tell us that, God is love - we love Him because he first loved us”.
How much do we love him in return? God longs for our love.
Another little thought. Some people give up something for Lent, chocolate, wine and so on. How about us giving up something AND giving something as well? A bit more of our time each day, say, to spend with the Lord instead of our TV, our book, our tablet, iPhone or what?
God bless you,