my good friend patrick of cordery sent me a link to the preach at the wedding of william and kate yesterday which i sadly missed due to not wanting to watch it… but i’m really glad he did cos the words of this are phenomenal and really worth checking out or going and taking a read through again in case you were watching but a bit too caught up by lady gaga’s hat…

this is how it began:

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” So said St Catherine of Siena whose festival day it is today. Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each one to be, their deepest and truest selves.”

and that is a flippin incredible introduction to marriage…

this was in the middle:

“William and Catherine, you have chosen to be married in the sight of a generous God who so loved the world that he gave himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ. And in the Spirit of this generous God, husband and wife are to give themselves to each another.”

and this is the prayer that ended it:

“God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage. In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. We ask this in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen.”

so click here if you want to read the words or else you could click here, but i can guarantee you really don’t want to be clicking here so seriously, don’t do it, i warned you.

this is the part that highlights for me the exciting worthy-of-celebration parts of everything that made up yesterday – that there was a marriage union between two people who love each other and may all those who were obsessed with the day for everything it did for themselves, continue to be as interested in praying for and cheerleading this couple in their marriage and hoping for the absolute best for both of them.