Have you found the love of your life? Congratulations. Here is some advice from St. Paul, a bachelor, on how to treat that person:
Love is patient;
Love is kind;
Love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way;
It is not irritable or resentful;
It does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. . . .
And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three;
And the greatest of these is love. [from 1 Corinthians 13]
And, may I add -- "God is love, and where true love is, God himself is there." [The Hymnal, No. 576]
Happy Valentine's Day.
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek