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By Guest Editorial Patti McKern
Pastor Centerville Community Church 

Time to revisit the meaning of love this Valentine's Day


February 13, 2019

February has arrived and with it comes the many reminders about love. There will be numerous commercials on the radio and television, full color ads that arrive in your mailbox, and gentle (and maybe not-so-subtle) reminders from your valentine.

We use the word “love” so often and with such varying degrees of depth and meaning, don’t we? I love pizza! I love my dog! I love my new Instant Pot! I love my husband, daughter, son, or ______ (fill in the blank). Is it possible we’ve overused this word? Has it lost some of its value and meaning?

We’ve seen many things that were supposedly done in the name of love, some astonishingly wonderful, and some incredibly hurtful and damaging....

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