Valentine's Day
1 John 4:7-12

Valentine’s Day was last week on February 14th. Do you know about Valentine’s Day? How do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? We give chocolates and greeting cards to people we love. In America schoolchildren give Valentine’s cards to their classmates. Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day has a long history, but the story is not very clear. There is a legend about Saint Valentine, the man for whom Valentine’s Day is named. Saint Valentine lived in Europe in the first century, AD. The Roman Emperor at the time decided that soldiers should not marry. St. Valentine, however, was a priest, and he helped a soldier get married. Since Valentine broke the Emperor’s law, he was put in prison. While Valentine was in prison, people hid encouraging notes and letters in the walls of his small room in the prison. Some people believe this is why we write Valentine’s cards today.

We do know one thing for sure about Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is all about love. We give gifts to those we love. Stores are decorated with hearts. Couples have a special time together. But the reason that St. Valentine was put in prison a long time ago was because he loved God and he loved other people. He was a Christian. He helped soldiers to marry even though it meant he would be put in prison. Let’s all try to love like St. Valentine.

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written by Ruthie @ 11:27 PM  
2 thoughts:
  • At 2/19/2008 12:37 AM, Blogger JIFF said…

    I knew a different version about him being a priest that married a lot of roman soldiers 'cause it was believed that a married man was a better warrior.

    Anyway I just think we should copy the japanese tradition here in America, you know that giri choco stuff seems really nice

  • At 2/19/2008 11:55 PM, Blogger candifer said…

    yes, i have a nose ring... well actually i just have a stud in right now. it's on my left nostril. i did it in romania. (remember when i put on my facebook status: "candi just did something really crazy" ??)

    when will i see you??? i really miss you...

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