ACSI Leadership Network - Early Education

  • 1.  Happy St. Valentine's Day

    Posted 02-12-2023 05:27:00 PM

    St. Valentine's day was named after a martyr of the early Christian era named Valentinus. He lived sometime in the 3rd century AD and was killed for defying unjust laws designed to persecute Christians in the Roman Empire. His death became symbolic during the early church history period, and later on, the character developed a correlation with romantic love throughout the world. I believe this holiday gives us an opportunity to celebrate you and your willingness to serve the least of these.  <o:p></o:p>

    Jesus asked Simon Peter three times if he loved Him. Each time when Simon Peter said, "Yes," Jesus answered with, "Then feed My sheep," "Tend My sheep," or "Feed My lambs," (see John 21:15–17 NIV). Jesus often referred to Himself as a Shepherd and His people as sheep, thus Peter knew He was telling Him to love and serve His people. You do this each day as you enter your schools. Words can never express how much I value the educational services that you provide. Yet, in the spirit of St. Valentine's Day, I wanted to send you a person message of gratitude. I appreciate how you freely give of your time and expertise to serve the next generation, while strengthening their families. May your day overflow with God's love. <o:p></o:p>

    For the Good Shepherd and His lambs,<o:p></o:p>


    Althea Penn
    Director of Early Education
    ACSI Headquarters
    Colorado Springs CO
    (678) 557-8684