Happiness, Wedding and Love
So this weekend I had the honor of officiating the wedding of the two fine people pictured above. It was a lovely wedding and went off without any significant hitches. I’m happy to say the ceremony will not be showing up on America’s Home Videos. It was a lovely ceremony and I was quite happy to be part of it.
For my part of the ceremony, not really sure what to call that actually, I spoke about the courage of love. To me, what true love really comes down to is acceptance. Not just the type of acceptance extended to us by colleagues and friends but true acceptance.
You see we all wear masks, we don’t show ourselves to each other, not really. We all have secrets we never share, with anyone. So when I say true love is acceptance, I mean the acceptance that occurs when you take the ultimate risk. When you drop all of the masks and defenses and let someone see the real you. When you show them what you really think, all of your strengths, your fears, the horrible parts of you. When you truly show the person you love the monster inside. Of course it’s only really us who sees what’s inside as a monster. We’re never as truly awful or as ugly as we believe. But when we stand there naked and defenseless before another, in all of our perceived ugliness, and that person accepts us, that is true love.
When two people can truly accept each other it’s a beautiful and magical thing. At the end of the day, it’s what we all want for ourselves, what we all hope we will find with another. I hope you have found it my friends and it’s brought you many happy days. ~ Rev Kane
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