Occasions: Valentine's Day

For love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave.
Song of Solomon 8:6 NRSV


February 14 is largely a commercial occasion that celebrates the secular ideals of both romantic and platonic love. The love you have known with the one who has left this earth will never die. Death has separated you only in body but not in heart. As you begin to live fully beyond your grief, you acknowledge with gratitude that the grace of God is the very essence of love at work in your life.


God, I grieve today the absence of the one lost to me in death. I celebrate the love we shared together and know that our love lives on forever. Amen.


Love is eternal.