St. James
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Pastor's Message
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does
love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have
imagined. See what you think:

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.
So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's
love." Rebecca - age 8

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making
them give you any of theirs." Chrissy - age 6

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to
him, to make sure the taste is OK." Danny - age 7

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."
Bobby - age 7

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day." Mary Ann -
age 4

"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching
me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared
anymore." Cindy - age 8

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know
each other so well." Tommy - age 6

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate." Nikka -
age 6

"My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at
night." Clare - age 6

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” - John 15:12

Pastor Bonnie
February 2018
What Does Love Mean?