Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. My son stood up and said “I do,” his lovely friend, too, said “I do,” and now I do as well. His love and hers enlarge my own. I now have someone new to love, to claim, adore and stand beside, to be there for no matter what. With love he brought her in as I alone could not have done, and changed our family making it more deep and spacious, wide and rich and lovely.
Without our work or will, but as pure gift, my wife and I now have more kids, and so, more love, and so more world, more hope, more life, more joy.
Maybe this is what the Teacher meant, whom we call brother, bringing in those others— sisters now, and brothers, though we had never chosen them— now all one family in this world, devoted with no lesser loyalty to strangers than to one's only child. The more of them we have to love because we're family, the more this life resembles heaven.
Like God, we stand beside the world in love and say “I do.”
Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net
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