Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Great Day for a White Wedding

     Saturday, I presided at a wedding of a delightful young couple. They met in high school and have been dating five years. Seeing how they look at each other makes you believe in love and rainbows and unicorns all over again. The families were excited. The groom was okay, but the best man was so nervous about passing out, I had to keep reminding him not to lock his knees; I was seriously becoming concerned that we were going to lose him. Standing on the lawn* in front of the church after the service with their friends, I felt so lucky to have been part of this milestone in their lives.

     I know the divorce statistics; I know we don’t yet have marriage equality for all people. Setting those truly important issues aside just for a moment, if you find you are becoming cynical or weary of this world, stop in to see a wedding of a young couple in love. You can’t help but fall a little bit in love with love all over again.

* You knew I had to work the lawn into this somewhere, right?


  1. I assume the lawn was nice and green. When a wedding goes well and the couple really love each other, it is a pleasure to do.

  2. Yes, although within a short time after ordination, I understood the joke about why priests like funerals better than weddings.


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