February 13, 2021

A little research on the origin of Valentine’s day reveals that Valentine’s Day, which we celebrate in February has a long history. Its roots have to do with a Christian Feast called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, which honors an early Christian saint named Valentinus. There is a legend that St. Valentine was imprisoned in Rome for performing marriages for soldiers forbidden to marry as well as for ministering to Christians persecuted by the Roman Empire. Further, a legend tells of Valentine restoring the sight to the blind daughter of his judge, and just before his execution in AD 269 he wrote her a farewell letter signing it “Your Valentine.”

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Lent and the Problem of Sin

February 5, 2021

Nobody talks much about sin anymore. If they do, it’s kind of in a joking, dismissive way. It’s almost as if sin is one of those terms left over from the Dark Ages, when people really believed in good and evil, God and Satan. Today we are “enlightened” and, as such, have moved beyond such primitive and superstitious notions.

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