Friday, April 29, 2011

John 2:1-2

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

Appropriately, the passage for today, the day of the Royal wedding, is the wedding at Cana. Weddings are a good thing. The Royal couple had been an 'item' for 8 years and had known each other for ten. I'm not sure that I like the idea of putting off the wedding until your late twenties or early thirties, which is today's fashion. But it is only a fashion. In Victorian times the bride was much younger than the groom who would be expected to have earned enough to support a wife and children. In William's grandmother's time the groom was a couple of years older than the bride, who would usually be late teens of early twenties. The Bishop of London gave a good homily and if they follow his advice they won't go far wrong. The Queen's marriage has lasted for over 60 years. Let us pray that William's and Catherine's lasts as long.

Jesus was invited to the wedding at Cana; from what we heard of the service at Westminster Abbey he was invited there too. I hope that he went to the wedding and stayed for the marriage.

1 comment:

Burke said...

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Royal wedding today. They are a lovely, refreshing couple, and pageantry like that is rare and uplifting.

My ancestors got some things right.