Do you believe love can heal? I felt moved to write about how love has shown up in so many ways this weekend. Last Friday we saw the tragedy in Texas and we mourned as a country and prayed for Texas. We sent love to the families. Then Saturday we witnessed the opposite side of love. A Royal Wedding that spoke of “the redemptive Power of love”.
Even if you do not follow “royals” you will be inspired by the wedding address by Rev. Michael Bruce Curry. It helped my heart after a difficult Friday. He is the first African American to lead the church of England’s American cousin, The Episcopal Church. He specifically invoked Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s faith in “the redemptive power of love“.
Curry spoke about BIGGER love than romantic love. He spoke of the love that is a call for justice and equality and in doing so, he spoke to the world audience who were watching and living in these troubled times.
“It’s not just for and about a young couple, who we rejoice with, it’s more than that,” he said. “When love is the way, there is plenty of room for all of God’s children. When love is the way, we actually treat each other – well, like we are actually family.”
We are all family. living on the planet earth. Many have lost their way thinking that we are separate from each other.
I believe this BIG love is the answer. Thank you Rev Curry for reminding me and helping me through a tough time after yet another gun killing. Thank you for reminding me we CAN make a difference and we MUST if we want change from the separation that is hurting our souls.