Friday, April 29, 2011

"The love which is secure"

From the homily by the Bishop of London, delivered at the royal wedding:
.... As the reality of God has faded from so many lives in the West, there has been a corresponding inflation of expectations that personal relations alone will supply meaning and happiness in life. This is to load our partner with too great a burden. We are all incomplete: we all need the love which is secure, rather than oppressive, we need mutual forgiveness, to thrive.

As we move towards our partner in love, following the example of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit is quickened within us and can increasingly fill our lives with light. ....
The Royal Wedding Homily by Dr. Richard Chartres, Anglican Bishop of London