Latter-day Saint Life

For Valentine's Day, the Three Most Important Words Are Not ‘I Love You’

Please don’t misunderstand, I’m not down on Valentine’s Day. In fact, I quite love it. My only concern is for those who struggle with these types of recognition days, as I have in the past, and to help us all better focus on what it means to genuinely love versus focusing on the romantic kind of love that is marketed at every turn.

Thoughts on how we might better focus on the true meaning of LOVE:

RED: I love the color red for its symbolism. Red is a color not only of a rose, but more importantly, and most important — BLOOD.

The Greatest Sacrifice of all required the loss of every single pure drop of blood that Jesus Christ had to offer. The process of the Atonement began in Gethsemane and was completed on the cross at Calvary when He said “It is finished.”

The true three most important words ever uttered are not “I love you” but rather “It is finished.”

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