First and foremost, thank you to all of you who have read my past blogs and my book, “Homey’s Adventures”
The internet is a great tool. I wish I could say that I don’t know how we got along without it, but I do know because I lived through it. I googled Valentine’s Day and this is some of what I found:
Although there were several Christian martyrs named Valentine, the day may have taken its name from a priest who was martyred about 270 ce by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus. According to legend, the priest signed a letter “from your Valentine” to his jailer’s daughter, whom he had befriended and, by some accounts, healed from blindness. Other accounts hold that it was St. Valentine of Terni, a bishop, for whom the holiday was named, though it is possible the two saints were actually one person. Another common legend states that St. Valentine defied the emperor’s orders and secretly married couples to spare the husbands from war. It is for this reason that his feast day is associated with love.
Homey’s Adventures and my blogs all have one thing in common. I write about love. This includes my love of the father, the son, and the holy spirit, loving my neighbor as I do myself, romantic love and erotic love. In fact, I have dedicated the rest of my life to loving my neighbor as I do myself. Jesus defines our neighbor as anyone who crosses our path. From the above description, Saint Valentine shared my idea of true love and made the ultimate sacrifice of dying for love. Saint Valentine was my kind of guy.
I have a neighbor who is a single mother and has two children, a 5 year old girl and a 3 year old boy. I placed chocolates on their doorstep yesterday. I didn’t want anything back for this act of kindness. I just wanted them to know that someone was thinking about loving them as their neighbor. Also, I have soft spot in my heart for little kids and her children are adorable.
Today, it is snowing and -16 degrees Celsius or 3 degrees Fahrenheit where I live. I would rather be in Cancun where I took the attached picture, but I have to warm my heart by warming the hearts of others. I sincerely pray and hope that I have warmed your heart. Happy Valentine’s day to you and your loved ones.
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