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WEDDING OF GEORGINA AND SCOTT. TODAY WE WITNESS AND TAKE PART IN A HAPPY EVENT - NAMELY THE MARRIAGE OF GEORGINA AND SCOTT.. EVERY WEDDING IS SPECIAL INDEED BECAUSE EACH COUPLE IS SPECIAL.INDEED EACH INDIVIDUAL IS SPECIAL IN HIM OR HERSELF AND THAT SPECIALNESS BECOMES EVEN MORE PRONOUNCED WHEN TWO PEOPLE DECIDE TO SHARE THEIR LIVES IN MARRIAGE. A MARRIAGE THEN INVOLVES TWO PEOPLE AND IT PROFOUNDLY CHANGES THEIR LIVES . BUT IT REACHES FURTHER THAN THAT.EVERY MARRIAGE CHANGES THE LIVES OF TWO FAMILIES AND FROM NOW ON THEY ENTER INTO A NEW SET OF RELATIONSHIPS...THEIR LEISURE WILL REVOLVE AROUND THESE RELATIONSHIPS .AND SO A ROUND OF BIRTHS AND BAPTISMS AND OTHER WEDDINGS WILL BRING THESE FAMILIES TOGETHER AGAIN AND AGAIN TO MARK SUCH OCCASIONS AND CELEBRATE THESE EVENTS. THERE IS FACT AN IRISH SONG THAT SAYS.`.GOING TO A WEDDING IS THE MAKINGS OF ANOTHER..` SOME TIME AGO ONE OF THE LADIES ON THE STAFF OF THE RETREAT CENTRE WHERE I LIVE WAS HIGHLY EXCITED ABOUT THE IMPENDING BIRTH OF HER FIRST GRANDCHILD - MORE SO, IT SEEMED TO ME THAN THE DAUGHTER HERSELF..THAT IS INDEED UNDERSTANDABLE AND GOOD.IT SHOWS AS I SAY THAT A WEDDING CONCERNS MORE THAN JUST TWO PEOPLE BUT IS PART OF THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING A FAMILY AND BELONGING TO A COMMUNITY.THE COMMITMENT YOU MAKE IS PUBLIC AND IS CELEBRATED AS A PUBLIC SACRAMENT IN THE CHURCH. IN FACT THAT IN GOD`S PLAN FOR MARRIAGE TOO - A COUPLE ARE MEANT TO BE NOTHING LESS THAN A SHINING LIGHT TO THE COMMUNITY.THE PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE COUPLE BECOMES A SACRAMENT OF THE CHURCH - THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY AS WE CALL IT.THIS SACRAMENT BECOMES AND IS A SIGN OF GOD`S PRESENCE IN THE WORLD.THE LOVE OF THE COUPLE IS BLESSED BY CHRIST AND IT IS A POINTER TO THE REST OF US OF HOW MUCH GOD LOVES US.SO IN A CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE THE COUPLE ARE IN EFFECT SAYING TO US ALL.`LOOK AT THE WAY WE LOVE ONE ANOTHER..WE`RE ATTRACTED TO EACH OTHER AND WE WANT TO LIVE TOGETHER AND BELONG TO ONE ANOTHER.` THIS IS IN FACT WHAT ST.PAUL TELLS US...`JUST AS CHRIST LOVES HIS CHURCH AND DIED FOR HER SO TOO A MAN AND WOMAN SHOULD LOVE ONE ANOTHER.` THAT IS WHAT WE ARE CELEBRATING HERE TODAY AND YOU ARE ALL JOYFUL WITNESSES AND PARTICIPANTS IN THIS. WE NOW GO ON TO WITNESS GEORGINA AND SCOTT`S GIVING THEIR ASSENT TO THESE AGE-OLD WORDS OF COMMITMENT IN MARRIAGE.AND WE CONGRATULATE YOU AND WISH YOU WELL.