Went to a Catholic Wedding
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31-05-2015, 12:10 PM (This post was last modified: 31-05-2015 12:17 PM by GirlyMan.)
Went to a Catholic Wedding
and it was fucking awesome. They picked a reading from the Book of Tobit (who knew hobbits had their own scripture):

On their wedding night Tobiah arose from bed and said to his wife,
“Sister, get up. Let us pray and beg our Lord
to have mercy on us and to grant us deliverance.”
Sarah got up, and they started to pray
and beg that deliverance might be theirs.
They began with these words:
“Blessed are you, O God of our fathers;
praised be your name forever and ever.
Let the heavens and all your creation
praise you forever.
You made Adam and you gave him his wife Eve
to be his help and support;
and from these two the human race descended.
You said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone;
let us make him a partner like himself.’
Now, Lord, you know that I take this wife of mine
not because of lust,
but for a noble purpose.
Call down your mercy on me and on her,
and allow us to live together to a happy old age.”
They said together, “Amen, amen.”
The word of the Lord.

The reading itself was not what was awesome it was the Priest's commentary which was awesome:

"So far be it from this celibate old coot to comment on marriage but I want to congratulate the happy couple for their choice of readings. Normally we get a reading from Corinthians about how 'Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.' No it's not. Paul was tripping on something and he clearly was never married. Love is spelled w-o-r-k."

Bravo Padre, bravo.

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