Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Oyo, Most Revd. Emmanuel Ade Badejo, yesterday, urged Nigerians to mark this year’s Valentine’s Day beyond mere amorous attraction, by visiting the sick and the poor and show them love.
In a statement he personally signed, the cleric noted that the sick and the needy are often neglected, adding that the 2022 Valentine’s Day should afford people the opportunity to make surprise package for the needy to make them feel loved.
He said: “Informed people know that the original Valentine story was about showing love to those in need. Besides, the trying period, which Nigeria is passing through at present, actually calls for true Valentine love, the type which embraces Lenten virtues like self-denial, sacrifice and laying down of one’s life for others. Indeed, there is yet a lot more to ponder about in the Lent in Valentine.
“If indeed Valentine is truly a time for sharing love and care, then, all men and people of goodwill have every reason to extend Valentine 2022 sentiments beyond mere physical, amorous attraction.