The most encouraging thing to note about the wedding is how traditional and thus how Christian it was. Elton John did not perform a special rendition of “Your Song.” The assembled guests sang the old Welsh hymn, “Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer,” and Charles Wesley’s “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.”
The service featured a Scripture reading, and a powerful one: Romans 12. It captures much of the spirit of Christian marriage.
“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all” (9-18, RSV).
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