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.

2 comments:

  1. The sermon was incredible. For an atheist that is saying something. it was in a manner of speaking non religious. Love is something everyone can identify with. You don't need to be religious to know the power of love. The Stand by Me. was amazing! I did wonder if the sermon was not only geared to the wedding but to the Americans. Watched the whole thing, it was good. It demonstrated clearly that not all the world is white. The cellist was incredible! do home he comes to play in Vancouver some day.

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  2. The Most Reverend Michael Curry is the head of the American branch of the Episcopalian Church, also known as "Anglican" or "Church of England". He is the first black man to hold this position, and he has done us all proud, he and the sermon he gave are being hailed as the real stars of this wedding.

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