by Bruce Strom I loved Valentine’s Day as a kid.  We all exchanged little cards and had a party in the classroom.  Sure the cookies were shaped like hearts, but the icing was fantastic!  As a young man I grew a little more cynical.  I thought Valentine’s Day was a capitalist conspiracy coercing young men…

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Valentine’s Day is typically considered a holiday for love, but it is as much about justice as love.  St. Valentine was a roman priest under Emperor Claudius.  Claudius prohibited young people from marrying believing it would interfere with a soldiers duty.  Valentine believed strongly in the sanctity of marriage and secretly married young Christians.  For…

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