A love letter from our Ministry Coordinator:
It’s February again! I am sure that by now everyone can see and hear “LOVE” everywhere–even in the sand. This is because February is the Love Month! It is the month where we celebrate ‘Valentine’s Day”. It is a month where all you can see in the malls are hearts, cupids, and flowers!
I am sure that by now there are lot of heart shape things for sale – cookies, cakes, candies, pillows etc. Everything that you will see in the mall will make you think of “falling in love”. What is amazing is that it is not only what you see it is also all that you hear! By this time “falling in love” is also what you can only hear. There are thousands of love songs playing anywhere you go by now. That is why people are so busy in planning their dream dates, writing their love letters and poems, and pretty much getting lost in all the love frenzy.
Honestly, I don’t have anything against “falling in love” and the celebration of love this month. However as YFL’s I think it’s important that we don’t get too excited with the idea of falling in love and rush into getting into romantic relationships. With that, let me just share with you my “How not to fall in love with the idea of love” guide for February:
1 Listen to Your Parents
Your Dad and Mom knew that falling in love is complicated world to enter. That is why I encourage you to share your stories with them. They have been to that road before and they knew how it really goes so be ready to ask them for “love advice”. I know you might think its pretty weird but I thinks its weirder that you get you love advice from a radio DJ, Youtube Star or a Magazine writrer when these people doesn’t really knew you. So take some time to date your mom and dad and start asking your questions.
2 Check Your Intentions
Just because you have this sudden feeling of having butterlies in your stomach doesn’t mean that you are ready to enter into a romantic relationship. Falling in love is not the answer if your looking for attention, affection or fulfillment. Falling in love can just be another problem in your life if you are not yet ready to enter into a romantic relationship. That doesn’t mean that you can have good friendship with the opposite sex; just keep things in a group environment.
3 Read Your Bible
God is Love therefore He is the source of love! We cannot understand love not unless we discover it through the words of the one who created it! Scriptures will tell us that love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things (1 Cor 13:4-8). Just read the text again and replace the word love with your name and if you think you can’t do it then you have no business of falling in love right now.
Love is a beautiful thing let us not make it ugly by rushing into it! So this February instead of being stressed over having that romantic relationship why not just spend time showing love to the people that matters the most – your family and friends!
Have a great love month everyone!
Kuya Dylan Reyes