The weariness of COVID-19 is teaching us a new kind of love. In the past, Valentine’s Day was associated with romance — red roses, chocolate, maybe dinner in a nice place. Now we have different needs, different worries, and different irritations. A celebration of romance seems hard. But, there’s another way to look at love — it’s called celebrating our inter-harmony.
Biblical stories emphasize how much we as humans need each other. In Genesis, the book of beginnings, we learn that the first man was “lonely,” and that God decided to make a woman to be his partner in life. We could call that the first experience of inter-harmony.