NOTE: Due to some technical difficulties, we were delayed in posting for a few days. The following blog was supposed to be posted on Saturday. We are sorry for the confusion. Additional blogs will be posted later today.
by Jack Baca, for the team
February 14. Valentine’s Day. Or, to be more accurate, Saint Valentine’s Day, named for the 4th century bishop who was persecuted and beheaded because he insisted on marrying young men and women against the orders of the Roman emperor, who wanted his soldiers not to have any romantic attachments so that they would more willingly die for the empire. The bishop believed in love—passionate, committed, sacrificial love—the kind that makes marriages work, the kind that makes the whole world work, the kind that looked down from the cross and said, “I forgive.”
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