Love: What Is It?

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St. Valentine’s Day Love: What Is It? Where I live here, a hare is “a fast-running, long-eared mammal that resembles a large rabbit, having very long hind legs and typically found in grassland or open woodland.” (1) In Central Africa, where I lived for a few years, a hare is a small antelope living in the forest (a ruminant mammal). Same language, same word. Different cultures, different realities. Before 1985, a window was “an opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle, fitted with...
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Redeeming St Valentine s Day?

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St. Valentine’s Day Redeeming St. Valentine’s Day? To redeem: to change for the better. (1) Should I try to redeem St. Valentine’s Day in order to include it in my liturgical evangelical calendar? By redeeming, I mean to redefine it, to give it a new meaning, a new vocation, which would align with the purpose of my evangelical calendar. In an earlier post, I said that “a liturgical calendar produces cohesion within a community of faith by emphasizing some themes that are increasingly embedded...
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