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[quote style=”boxed” ]I may have all the faith needed to move mountains — but if I have no love, I am nothing. I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned, but if I have no love, this does me no good. (1 Corinthians 13)[/quote]

It’s February, or what we call the Love Month, during which Valentine’s Day takes place. To most people, it is a celebration by the young at hearts. It is the time for them to celebrate in several ways such as having a special dinner, going out to places, receiving and giving flowers and chocolates and exchanging of loving words and promises of everlasting love to one another.

Many of us elders may wonder or even ask ourselves if we are still a part of this celebration. Do we still see in our spouses the true meaning of the word “love”? The word “love,” for most of us, is overused because words alone cannot fill our empty hearts with the longing we desire so much to receive from those we love. We, elders, need to see action for the contentment of our hearts.

It is just like saying, “We have faith in Him,” but faith has no meaning, when there is no accompanying deed; faith and love are two inseparable words, that if we do love God, we should do His will. Doing what He wants us to do is not that hard as long as we believe in Him. Let us know more about God for “knowing and loving Him is our greatest privilege, and being known and loved is God’s greatest pleasure.”

Loving our children does not mean spoiling them or giving all the things that were not given to us during or childhood. However, let us not forget to give them the real love they need most — that is to know God and to live every day of their lives with His words as their guide. Sharing what we have and doing something good for everyone will make them feel that they are being cared for and loved.

[box type=”default” size=”large”] Words of sympathy [/box]

To the families left behind by the Fallen 44 (policemen who died in the infamous Mamasapano (Maguindanao) massacre, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy. We know that words are not enough to relieve you of your pains. We cried in our own way, and we feel the anger you felt in your heart towards the perpetrators. At this time, all you need is to make your faith stronger for He alone can lighten your troubled hearts and heavy loads. Just bear in mind that no good deeds go unpunished.

You should be very proud of them for God gave them the hardest battle given only to the strongest and bravest soldiers. God bless the Fallen 44, our heroes, and may they find eternal rest and happiness, wherever you are.


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