VALENTINE’S DAY = APPRECIATION DAY.
Fr. Austin Norris.
This is a beautiful day
for lovers and friends and all those whose lives are enriched and strengthened by warm and caring relationships. There is
the practice of sharing gifts, flowers, chocolates and greetings cards amongst lovers and “close” friends. A beautiful
way of expressing and reciprocating love…
In the light of the Pope’s Message for Lent, by incorporating the Elderly people who live amongst us, perhaps
we can shift from our narrow focus of celebrating Valentine’s Day to include ALL THOSE WHO LOVE US AND CARE ABOUT US
– Parents, Grandparents, the Elderly and Friends at large.
All of us can do with
a gesture of APPRECIATION & LOVE. So go ahead… and share gifts, flowers, chocolates and greetings cards with ALL
those who care about you and love you for what you are and who you are to them.
VALENTINE DAY IS NOT ONLY FOR LOVERS
BUT ALSO FOR ALL THOSE WHO LOVE-US