What Does “Love” Mean?

Valentine’s Day is all about love, right? People sing about it, give cards and gifts in its name, and generally work themselves up over the day. However, do you ever think about what it means to truly “love?” Did you know that while some people think it is a feeling, the Bible actually teaches that it is a VERB?

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7, NIV

I spend hours each week welcoming the foreigner among us. I want immigrants to feel at home in St. Louis and in the U.S. I want them to feel appreciated and supported. I want them to know they are welcomed and LOVED—by me, by you and by our redeeming Creator.

On this Valentine’s Day, would you consider coming alongside me in showing LOVE to the immigrants God has brought to our country? Make your secure, tax-deductible gift online HERE. Click “Missouri, “Quick Give” and then select “Vast-Binder” when making your donation.

Thank you for joining me in LOVING OUR NEIGHBOR. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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