Lenten reflection on scripture — wedding words

Matthew 7: 24-27

Everyone who builds a marriage
on hot looks, great sex
and a fabulous wedding planner,
had better enjoy the sandy beach
on the honeymoon.

That’s a stereotype,
but there are also sands of time
that shift under foundations
of old friendship, drinking together,
similar backgrounds or values
or expectations
of what life owes you
in the way of children, retirement,
health, comfort of living.

Everyone who builds a marriage
on the understanding
that there will be rockiness
and a need to belay
one another
through all the weathers,

is more likely to be listening
for some rare and sweet Cana-words
in the midst of storms.

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One Response to Lenten reflection on scripture — wedding words

  1. dabar96 says:

    Perhaps the phrase, “On belay!” needs to be woven into the wedding liturgy.

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