What's Love Got To Do With It?

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY FEBRUARY 13, 2018

         TOMORROW IS VALENTINE’S DAY. A CYNIC WOULD SAY IT’S JUST A PLOY BY THE FLOWER, CHOCOLATE AND GREETING CARD INSDUSTRIES TO SELL THEIR PRODUCTS DURING THE LONG STRETCH BEYWEEN CHRISTMAS AND EASTER.

         IF VALENTINE’S DAY IS TRULY ABOUT LOVE WE SHOULD DEFINE THE TERM. YOU ARE PROBABLY FAMILIAR WITH THE THREE LOVES – FILIO, EROS AND AGAPE AND OF COURSE THE LOVE VERSE IN SCRIPTURE, FIRST CORINTHIANS 13.

         LOVE IS MUCH MORE THAN FEELINGS. LOVE BASED SOLELY ON FEELINGS WILL FADE LIKE A CUT FLOWER. LOVE BASED ON FRIENDSHIP CAN COME AND GO AS FRIENDSHIPS SOMETIMES DO. BUT LOVE BASED ON A COMMITMENT, FOR BETTER FOR WORSE, FOR RICHER FOR POORER UNTIL DEATH US DO PART IS REAL LOVE.

         PONDER THIS TOMORROW AND EVERYDAY. WHAT DOES LOVE MEAN TO YOU? YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO GOD. FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD – US – THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON SO THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.

         THAT IS WHY IT SAYS, “GOD IS LOVE.” HE DEFINES LOVE BECAUSE HE IS LOVE. PONDER THAT AND IF YOU LOVE SOMEONE, DEMONSTRATE IT TOMORROW AND EVERYDAY. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.