Ah Valentine’s Day. A little slice of Hallmark hell. Every year you are damned if you do, or damned if you don’t. Wil it be enough to please her? Will she please you? Will he give me a ring? Will he remember or just hit the local 7-11 for some cheap stand-by gift? All these questions, and more, are answered on this day? But Why?
Originally this day was to celebrate St. Valentine’s courage, and stoning to death of course. So if you feel uneasy and slightly unpleasant today it’s ok. Here is the reason why.
Compliments of Wikipedia;
St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. 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 her a letter “from your Valentine” as a farewell.
Poor guy. See how much trouble marriage causes? Kidding.
So today is honoring a man who was dedicated to, and killed for, LOVE. Don’t forget that. It’s about Love people. Not jewelry. Though that’s always a nice painkiller.
Happy Valentines Day to you everyone. And here’s to all the love in the world.