Happy Valentine’s day 2018! This is the famous day of love, although we’ve mostly forgotten its origins and don’t really appreciate just how fine an idea it truly is.
Valentine’s day honors St. Valentine who was a Roman who lived in the 3rd century. Not much is known about his life but he is considered a saint of “courtly love”, meaning a love that emphasized chivalry and nobility. Picture a knight setting out to rescue a princess from a dragon or to search for the Holy Grail and you’ve grasped the essence of this concept. Our world could use a lot more nobility and chivalry so honoring those excellent qualities seems like a good – no, a great – idea to me.