Monday, May 11, 2009
Liz honored us with the first reading:
From James Dillet Freeman, a Blessing for a Marriage
May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life
grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding.
May you always need one another - not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you to know
May you need one another, but not out of weakness.
May you want one another, but not out of lack.
May you entice, but not compel one another.
May you embrace, but not encircle one another.
May you succeed in all important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces.
May you look for things to praise, often say, "I love you!" and take no notice of small faults.
If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to
take the first step back.
May you enter into the mystery which is the awareness of one another's presence - no more
physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when
you are in separate rooms or even distant cities.
May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy.
May you have love, and may you find it loving one another.