Sunday, May 20, 2018
The Redemptive Power of Love
I wasn't going to comment on the royal wedding because I shun hype. Yet I have two comments to make. Hats off to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Martin Luther King talked about the day when a man and a woman would be judged by the content of their character not by the colour of their skin. For the royal family, that day has come.
At the ceremony the minister spoke about the redemptive power of love. Indeed he who knoweth not love knoweth not God for God is love. Although a man may speak with the tongues of men angels, if he has not love he is nothing. I have a lot of concerns with many things in the Old Testament which is indeed problematic because the God of the Old Testament is the same God as the God of the New Testament since God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Nevertheless, the redemptive power of love is indeed indisputable. They say perfect love casteth out all fear. They also say hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. Love is redemptive. It motivates us to aspire to something higher. A young couple in love is indeed inspiring. It fills their world with a hope and light and shines bright for everyone to see.
Martin Luther King also used to say anyone can be great because anyone can serve. Hats off to the women who have made the royal family great: Princess Dianna, Kate Middleton, Megan Markle and Megan's mother Doria Ragland. Stand By Me performed at the wedding.