Reflections on Wedding Vows
via St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians
in the style of the great theologian, Dr. Seuss.
St. Paul said love is patient
St. Paul said love is kind
It doesn’t boast. It doesn’t brag
to wrong things – pays no mind
And here you are on your wedding day
your vows about to speak
And still I will remind you both
that love’s not for the weak.
It takes hard work and brave-ish hearts to keep those marriage vows
For you are two real people and not placid highland cows.
Things will happen – as they do
that really frost your cakes
Like books on floors and seats left up,
Repeating old mistakes
In those moments when tempers flare
and patience has stepped out
Hold tight the love you share today
and breath the anger out.
Yes – love is good and true and best.
It bears and hopes all things
But it gets put right to the test
when there are tough mood swings.
Paul said God does give us love
that’s really deep and true
Love never ends –
That’s right my friends
May it be so for you.