Sunday Inspiration: Love Finds Us
We can look for love all over this world of ours, but more often than not love finds us when and where we least expect it.
Perhaps that’s one of the reasons that yesterday, the Supreme Court affirmed marriage for everyone.
I give thanks for love wherever and whenever it blooms and to everyone who is swept away by its glorious, transforming power.
I couldn’t begin to express this more eloquently than Justice Kennedy. So I will let him inspire us:
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
Justice Kennedy will be quoted forever for his intelligent and passionate support in his decision- so eloquent!! So proud of him, we all are.
Absolutely beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes.
Thanks for sharing this on your blog, particularly as I’m aware that not all your readers agree with this SCOTUS decision. I am grateful beyond words that “marriage” is now a right afforded to all loving, committed couples. So many couples have not been treated with dignity (and sadly this won’t change simply because of this ruling.) There is still much work remaining. I saw Les Miserables two days after this decision was rendered. A line in the final scene sums it all up for me. “When you love a other person, you touch the face of God.” Amen & amen!