Archive for July, 2018

Sometimes you encounter a human being that touches your soul.  This is how I feel about Mike.  Mike was father of the bride at a wedding that I officiated yesterday in Binghamton NY.  He is also a recent widower and so had to complete the task of pulling off his daughters wedding alone.  He said that the wedding was one of the things on his list of things to complete before he joins his wife in eternal rest in 10-years.

It was a beautiful wedding.  On an apple orchard beneath a canopy of apple trees and everything flowed so wonderfully, not a detail was missed. Mike really did a good job.  He didn’t do it alone, he said.  “When your love dies somehow the two become one.”

Mike looked off into the distance a lot as if he were contemplating the greater meaning of things. His talk was never small.  He talked about big things like love.  “The philosophers got it all wrong,” he said.  “Here they were seeking for truth and none them mentioned love.”   “God is Love and so is the essence of the soul – pure love.  So we must have God in us.”

1 John 4:16 affirms this.  “For we know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.  God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.”

We don’t have to desperately search for love or be starved of it.  Its here.  We just need to relax into it and re-member.  Thank you very sweet, Mike.



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