For many people, Valentine’s Day is all about romance. If you ask the person in the street, what does Valentine’s Day mean to you? All it means is a heart-shaped box of chocolates and a nice dinner with you, with your beloved and sending cards and so forth. And then if they didn’t know about a Saint Valentine, they probably wouldn’t realize that he was a priest in the late third century in Rome who was actually martyred for the faith. Very often legends will develop from real facts. There’s that little phrase in jrr Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, where he says, history became legend and legend became myth.
The Real Story Of Valentine’s Day
The Legend of St. Valentine is a story that is rooted in fact,
they are three stories surrounding him and they all agree on a number of issues. It seemed that he was born in 226, in a tiny little city called tetany in Umbria in Italy, and that he was either a priest or a bishop. Valentine apparently lived during the reign of the Emperor cloudiest. The second is sometimes referred to as cloudy as Gothic as now this Emperor did not rain for very long, maybe a year and a half. Rome at this point in time was really a cesspool of immoral behavior. pedophilia was rife. sexual promiscuity was rife, and one of the great witnesses of the early church as they stood up for the value of a godly marriage, where sexuality was channeled into its God-given boundaries, and it’ll become a witness of what enduring life could look like.
during his reign, Claudia is issued an edict that made marriage illegal, there
was an invasion of Goths towards Rome, that they needed a lot of people individuals to travel to war. And it seemed that the rule was that when you were married, you got the freedom to not attend war,
and Valentine would not only converted people but secretly married them so that they could indeed stay at home.
Valentine was arrested and brought to Rome. While he was being held captive, he presented the gospel to his jailer, the judge as serious.
So the judge said to him, Well if this indeed is true, I want you to prove it. And he brought one of his adopted daughters who happened to be blind, the one Legend says, And what happened is that Valentino’s or Valentine here, laid his hands upon the skull, and she was healed immediately.
Another legend says that before he was executed, he left a note for the girls to sign their Valentine, someday. This led to the practice of sending Ballantine’s on February 14, the day he was beheaded.
All the legends seem to agree that Valentine was martyred on the 14th of February in 269.
Therefore, that was the day associated with him when the church would celebrate and thank God for His life.
So Valentine’s Day didn’t start out as a romantic holiday.
We do need to recognize that this day, the 14th of February was already connected with Valentine from the fourth century, already from that time onward. And right from the beginning, this celebration had more to do than just the celebration of romantic love, and the church’s commitment to Valentine to honor this example of Christian marriage and sacrifice, From the very beginning, martyrdom, and healing of others, was the spread of the gospel, This is a message for a broken world. a commitment to What can Christian marriage could be in this world?
Valentine’s Day all about what is in our hearts, and the heart of Christ. It represents more than flowers and candy.
When we see that hearts on Valentine’s Day, we can remember that heart also has some connections back to the heart of Jesus, and to God’s love for us. And we can remember that the source of all love and the source of self-sacrifice and love for each other is rooted in God’s love. And at the end of the witness that St. Valentine actually made for that love. for Christians,
marriage is not just a union between a man and a woman. in the Christians, marriage is a holy parable of love of Christ towards his church. It should be a day of evangelism. It should be a day where we celebrate the power have true love to change our world. It is a question of holiday
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