At the Releasing Stifled Christians blog this week, NJ Lindquist posted about the various possible origins of the celebration and the implications they could have for us today:
The story I like best is the one about an early Roman Christian named Valentine who was imprisoned because of his faith. Among his friends were many children who tossed notes of concern and love through the bars of his cell. Unfortunately, he was executed on February 14th. Later, this day was named St. Valentine’s Day after the martyr.
Cool. The thought of having a day to remind us to cheer up other people intrigues me—like maybe it could actually do some good.
What if we intentionally used our words for encouragement? Please click over to read the full post: Putting the Heart Back in Valentine’s Day.