God heals the world two by two.
I’ve always believed this on some level —
Actually romanticized it more than anything —
But last Saturday, within the “architectually significant” walls of St. Clements Catholic Church in Chicago’s Lincoln Park —
I felt it.
And I know I wasn’t alone.
That afternoon — helped by the solemnity of the space, the music, the words, the occasion —
And in no small part —
The intentions of the couple being united —
An entire community of souls swelled with love for one another — in the obvious and expected ways —
And in places once so broken —
That the return of love could only be experienced as —
These sacred moments remind me that while people — myself included — often make choices that turn us away from love —
Love never leaves.
We always have a choice —
To let God heal the world.
Two by two.
“I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.”