Friday, April 29, 2011
This ain't no fairy tale
I'm not exactly sure in what sense they are using the word "fairy tale," but from the little I've heard and seen, this didn't seem like a fairy tale wedding to me. It looked like a couple of adults who care about each other and have spent a great deal of time trying to figure out what to do. Ain't no magic wands around here. Kate Middleton was not transformed from a scullery maid. The prince was not in disguise.
What struck me about it was how un-fairy-tale-like it was. It looked to me like a normal wedding, albeit with an inordinate amount of hoopla and expense. But the wedding part of it, the two people saying "I do," looked normal, happy, and decided un-star-struck.
Here's the Prayer after the Royal Wedding--one that I think would make a lovely anniversary prayer for any couple:
God of all grace, friend and companion, look in favour on William and Catherine and all who are made one in marriage. In your love deepen their love and strengthen their wills to keep the promises they have made, that they may continue in life-long faithfulness to each other; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.