We are fundamentally social creatures. We are not meant to be alone. The Father decided that Adam should have a "helper" and that they should bear children. All sins are considered by the Church to be sins against the community, that is one reason we confess. We are not even meant to keep our deepest and darkest secrets to ourselves. This is how much we are woven into the fabric of humanity. Many of our challenges in this testing ground which determines our eternal fate, called earth, involve how we relate to others, how much we love them....how much we are willing to put our own desires aside. So why did God make us social creatures? Because HE is fundamentally "social" in His own nature, three in one, Father, Son and Holy Ghost....because we are made in His Image and Likeness. Its not a perfect comparison, but it is significant.
Happy Valentine's Day. Saint Valentine, pray for us. Lord have mercy on us for our sins against chastity. May we, in our own small way, console Your Heart on this day by remaining pure in mind and body. May we continue to be a witness to the virtue of chastity, especially to our young people. Amen.