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God is Love

With Valentine's Day coming up at the weekend, this verse from 1John is a timely reminder that God is Love.

St Valentine's Day began as a church holiday on 14 February to honour martyrs of the faith - saints whose names were Valentine or Valentinus. It is believed that the first ‘heart-illustrated valentine note’ was sent by Valentine, who’d been imprisoned for a girl he loved. 

Valentine messages have been recorded back to the Middle Ages, and although Valentine's Day has taken on a new meaning in more recent times, it remains a special day to send love to those close to us.