February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to our BIHS parents, students and staff!

While this day is typically about romantic love, or eros, we would like you to consider two other types of love that Martin Luther King, Jr. often spoke about: philia and agape.

Philia is often translated as brotherly love or friendship.  Aristotle had a nice way of interpreting it: “another oneself” –  a replacement of “the other” with deep empathy and connectedness.

Martin Luther King, Jr. used agape in a Christian context regarding devotion to God, but he also used it to inspire nonviolent activists as a force that “embraces a universal, unconditional love that transcends, that serves regardless of circumstances” (Wikipedia).

How are we expressing or working on eros, philia and agape in our lives?  A worthwhile question to ponder on this day, in this day and age.


With Love,

The BIHS Leadership Team