Young and old boys and girls were starting to prepare for Valentine’s Day already weeks before deciding who would get or give flowers and chocolates. Anthony had a much better idea, knowing how stressful her last few months had been so he booked a weekend away at a nice, quiet country retreat for himself and his wife. “I think we both deserve that,” he told his mom when he asked her to babysit the kids. She was delighted at his consideration.
Jesus said to the apostles, “Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a while.” ….. he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Mark 6:30-34.
Pope Francis: Few human joys are as deep and thrilling as those experienced by two people who love one another and have achieved something as the result of a great, shared effort. AL 130.