The Royal Wedding: a Broken Principle and a Great Anticipation

By watching today's royal wedding, I'm going against my principles. No, I'm not some stoney-faced republican objecting to having a royal family. Quite the opposite. The principle against which I trespass is one of not sitting indoors on a sunny Saturday watching television. Sadly, I had neither the time nor money to attend Windsor in person (the town, that is; I was never likely to be considered for an invitation). Watch it, however, I shall. You see, it reminds me of another wedding, one to which I am invited. It too will take place in the sunlight, watched by a countless multitude. Its planning has been long and its execution will be spectacular. For this great occasion, it is the bride who awaits the Groom:

“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Eph. 5:31-32

And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. Rev. 22:17

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