God’s Valentine to Us

We have the somewhat unusual occurrence this year of Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day falling on the same day. Rather than creating a dilemma of how to navigate both celebrations, what if I saw the ashes I receive tomorrow as God’s Valentine to me? I sometimes need reminders of God’s love (even though they are all around me!), and so God marks me tomorrow with the cross – the sign of greatest love. Will I be quick to remove these ashes or embarrassed to be seen wearing them, or will I eagerly share the sign of my God’s love for me?

The cross of ashes are God’s Valentine to me. I’ll spend my Lenten season finding ways to share my love for Him.

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