Saturday, May 30, 1987. A day that will live in infamy. I played 18 holes of golf that morning with many of my closest friends and brothers. That’s not what was important about that day. Two people came together as one early that afternoon. Two people pledged to love each other thru thick and thin. It was on that day 31 years ago that my wife and I chose our vocation and took our wedding vows before God, family and friends. I loved her then and love her even more today. Today in our Gospel, we read about what a true commitment to a loved one is…
Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant;
whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.
For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve
and to give his life as a ransom for many.
I didn’t marry Sarah so she can cook my dinner, wash my laundry and tend to my every need. Sarah didn’t marry me to cut her grass, paint her house and tend to her every need. It just so happens that that is what we do for each other. Love is like that and the older we get, the more we tend to want to do things to make each other happy.
So short and sweet this morning. Love your spouse like Christ instructed us – serve each other not because you have to but because you want to. A little change today – do something great for your spouse today. Not married, do something great for your parents then.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid.
Jesus, I trust in You.
Happy 31st anniversary Sarah – I love you very much.