|God’s Message on ‘Ash Valentine’s Day’: True Love Dies|
When the first day of Lent falls on a romantic holiday, love and death meet up.
Tish Harrison Warren
Today, on Valentine’s Day, while the world is bedecked with schmaltzy red and pink hearts, I will stand before kneeling members of my congregation and tell them that they are going to die. This, without a doubt, is among the most punk rock things I have ever done.
For the first time in 45 years, Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day, a liturgical feast day commemorating not one but two martyrdoms. The holiday—in old English, hāligdæg, or “holy day”—has been ...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
God’s Message on ‘Ash Valentine’s Day’