Valentine's Day! Romantic lovers celebrate it by reaffirming their
sentiments toward each other and desires for each other, by giving each
other presents and hope of a happy future. They are not
that love like a river or a well in the volatile eathly
comes up, or ebbs, or even dries up, and that in any case no life is
possible without any water. Love like water gives you hope of getting
somewhere, love is faith. Without
hope or faith you can't embark on anything, or have anything evolving,
you are unable, really unable, to conquer evil.
more, you lovers don't forget that romantic love does not substitute
for parental love, or its reverse side: filial love which will
along with offspring, or love of the neighbor, the expansion of which
is going to change the
world for the better (Rev
of Arès 28/7).
love of the neighbor,
into simultaneous existence and get much more spread on earth than
their opposites, hatred, contempt, selfishness and indifference?
Particularly the love of the
neighbor, the key to the gateway most heavy, but most wide, to the
future, featured by The
Revelation of Arès.
Sister Christiane and I have celebrated Valentine's Day only once in 40
years. Because we don't celebrate the saints' days. Because
romantic love happens to us every day. That Valentine's Day was a
chance celebration, therefore, in 2003. I was 73 years old, Christiane
58. We were out one day from Bordeaux.
dinner time we walked into a restaurant
supposed to be empty and dull in February and found the main
filled and buzzing with joyous diners. "Is this a wedding party?" we
asked. "No, this is Valentine's
Day," the waitress answered while seating the two of us in the billiard
because there was no available table elsewhere.
So we realized that in a hole in the middle of nowhere couples any age
used to celebrate their loves!
As romantic love is chronic
disease with us, we Christiane and I raised our flutes, filled with
good champagne on the house, to
romantic love, the sufficient,
though necessary condition for the nuptials(Rev of Arès
parental love (Rev of Arès 36/20)
and fifial love which children reciprocate,
love of the neighbor, which on
earth mirrors the far
too loving Father's love for all his creatures (Rev
of Arès 12/7).
of the neighbor is not sentimental. It is love with a sense of duty,
which you have to give all of men,even the man whose lips are
or conceal a worm or a hook (Rev of Arès XXII/8), but
it is the tremendous wisdom that will make all hatreds and evils and
even death and even time subside and disappear some day.