In case you missed it, there was quite a to-do across the pond this weekend, a little thing called the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The ceremony was lovely and lavish and full of fanfare. Lots of people wore fantastic hats.
That wasn’t the centerpiece of the ceremony, though. Obviously, the nuptials between Harry and Meghan (we can be casual about it) were key, but Right Reverend Michael Curry’s sermon on love and unity and salvation was a powerful reminder of why this is all happening in the first place.
Curry spoke with passion and vindication: “Ultimately the source of love is God Himself. The New Testament says it this way: ‘Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God, and those who love are born of God and know God.’ There is power in love to help and heal when nothing else can. There’s power in love to lift up and liberate when nothing else can.”
The Right Rev. also shared a beautiful message about Jesus’ work at the Cross: “He died to save us all. He didn’t die for anything He could get out of it. He gave up His life, He sacrificed His life for others, for the good of the other. That’s what love is. Love can be sacrificial, and in so doing, become redemptive. And that changes lives, and it can change this world.”
Sorry, we gotta stop before all the tears fry our keyboards.