St Valentinus and Christian Charity Applied in Christian Counseling
St. Valentinus was an early Christian martyr who offered his whole heart and love to God above all else till even death. His death shows Christians and those who give Christian counseling that one must be willing to sacrifice everything for God.
This is the nature of the theological virtue of charity as illustrated by St. Valentinus and all Christian martyrs. Valentine’s day focuses on romantic love but Christian charitiyfocuses on a deeper love that is infused into the soul at Baptism. This love puts God first above everything else and is the essence of one’s salvation. This love is definitely reciprocal because God so loved us that he did not only create us but sent the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity to earth to die on the cross for us.
If you are interested in Christian Counseling Education and other ideals on Christian Charity, you should review the program and see if it fits your academic or professional needs.
Mark Moran, MA, GC-C, SCC-C