Love is…

This week we marked Valentine’s Day. The halls were filled with students and staff sporting pink and red. A party atmosphere prevailed in the elementary wing with classmates sharing cards and candy. Parents joined in, assisting with food, crafts, and games. It was a fun-filled day with many silly moments and smiles.

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, and the parties were great opportunities for friends and family to share love and friendship with each other. The holiday also served as a springboard for extending love beyond our school walls. After the junior class distributed carnations for their annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser, they decided to give the surplus flowers to residents of the Bartlett House. It was a meaningful gesture that touched hearts. Speaking of hearts, the fifth-grade students created 100 woven hearts filled with treats that will be delivered to residents of a nursing home in the coming days.

During the secondary chapel today, the high school girls’ Bible study group reminded their peers of what love is and is not, according to familiar verses in 1 Corinthians 13. Love is patient, kind, hope-filled, enduring and more. Love is not rude, self-seeking, arrogant, envious – the list goes on. Loving well is hard and we humans fail at it regularly. But, we serve a perfect God who loves perfectly. That’s a reason to celebrate on Valentine’s Day and every day.

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