Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, my beloved! #Valentine’s Day is about expressing love and care for another. Though the holiday is based loosely on Saint Valentinus and his actions that caused him to be martyred, it has been commercialized and materialized. “The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote ‘from your Valentine’ as a farewell to her.” Look at this man’s actions and you can see his heart. He obviously had a heart for God and God’s people. Don’t wait for #ValentinesDay to share your love. Remember the two Greatest Commandments— love God and love others as yourself. Life is about love—not just on Valentine’s Day but in every waking moment and every breath we take. I love you all so much—thanks for being people who desire to know Jesus’ heart and to live the Gospel out loud.