The King was unhappy. Although he knew that he possessed all that a man could possibly wish for, including 70 concubines whose names he could never remember, and had more gold in his treasury than was thought possible, still he was unhappy.
Having Valentine's Day at the very start of Lent this year can be about more than just us feeling guilty about indulging during Lent, it can remind us that sacrificing ourselves for the sake of love is the greatest sacrifice of all.
Today, imperially minded politicians, egged on by religious conservatives, are denying American citizens their basic right to marriage. Although claiming to be informed by God, they are simply using God as a patsy to support their own agenda of discrimination and prejudice.
So you've got to hear about Julia and St. Valentine's super adorable meet-cute. Legend has it, Julia and St. Valentine were thrown together because Julia was blind. Now, I'm assuming that because you're reading this, you're not blind. Big mistake if you want to find your very own Valentine.