I had a chance today to witness the wedding of Ryan and Christina Graebner, two really nice, really thoughtful, people. This is the homily I preached, based on their unusual choice for the gospel: Matthew 5:13-16
I’ve been thinking about why we cry at weddings. Why we are moved.
We’re hard people. We’re skeptical. We know that the whole wedding industry is a sham. We know that marriage is work and that over the years there are ups and downs and struggle and loss. And a lot of people think the Church is a sham, the Church is a fraud, or in any event old and stodgy and beside the point. And then there are all the wars, all the terrible wars, and the economy, and the dying of the planet.