They've changed! I'm not talking about the paler colours and the absence of a red outline to the lettering (I wonder what forbidden colouring was used in "The Old Days"?). The messages printed on Love Hearts have changed as well. Among the old favourites of "Be mine", "Hot lips" and "My boy" you'll find "Wicked", "Make me" and "Text me". Contemporary expressions for an age old condition.In school assembly this morning we took a quick look at the aspects of love that don't change - this is how "The Message" puts Paul's thoughts from 1 Corinthians 13:
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
doesn't have a swelled head,
doesn't force itself on others,
isn't always "me first,"
doesn't fly off the handle,
doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
doesn't revel when others grovel,
takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
puts up with anything,
trusts God always,
always looks for the best,
never looks back,
but keeps going to the end.
Lord our God,
grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart;
that so desiring, we may seek and find you;
and so finding, may love you;
and so loving, may hate those sins
from which you have delivered us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer