By Shawn Hanley
Love has been describes as, “an intense feeling of deep affection.” In other words, “love is what one feels. … Love should be seen not as a feeling but as an enacted emotion. To love is to feel and act lovingly.”
AP Psychology students are studying how the human brain processes emotions and feelings, and on February 14 th they were able to understand this concept in a personal way, first by receiving Valentine’s balloons to show how much they are loved and valued, and secondly, by celebrating Mass commencing the Lenten journey. Jesus’ sacrifice for us is the ultimate meaning of “an enacted emotion,” that of unconditional love for us. I couldn’t think of a more perfect example of an enacted emotion for my students than that described above.