Words about love and mending hearts for Valentine’s weekend

let us love with actions and truth 1 John 3:18



4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 Love never fails.

Source: 1 Corinthians 13 – NIV – Bible Study Tools





“To love another is to will what is really good for him. Such love must be based on truth.

A love that sees no distinction between good and evil, but loves blindly merely for the sake of loving, is hatred, rather than love.

To love blindly is to love selfishly, because the goal of such love is not the real advantage of the beloved but only the exercise of love in our own souls.”

Thomas Merton  quote

(Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is considered the most influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century)



In a previous post, my friend Bob Peragallo, a retired pastor and Marine Vietnam  veteran, shared his take on love.

a Veteran of  the VietNam war now dishes out love

Bob serves on the Board of Directors of Vets with a Mission (VWAM) , providing humanitarian aid to  Vietnam. One of VWAM’s projects is sponsoring life-saving heart surgery for children through its Children’s Heart Surgery Program.



Children's Heart Surgery Project
Children needing heart surgery are identified on exam during mission trip clinics.

Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

I am a family physician who explores the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, and through writing. On my blog, Watercress Words, I inform and inspire us in healthy living. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

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