Did you see the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Beautiful, wasn’t it? And different from the usual royal weddings.
As a minister’s wife, I liked the passionate sermon by Bishop Michael Curry. His quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was especially inspiring:
‘We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.’”
Bishop Curry went on to say:
For love, it is strong as death. But love is not only about a young couple. Now the power of love is demonstrated by the fact that we are all here . Two young people fell in love, and we all showed up. But it’s not just for and about a young couple who we rejoice with. It’s more than that.”
Appropriate words for such a glorious event, but also to give us hope after the violence of more school shootings.
Do you cry at weddings? I’m so glad that we human beings decided from earliest times to celebrate the most important transitions of our lives with ceremony, friends and family. A little sentiment is a fine thing indeed.