Photo was taken yesterday of the Royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton at 1.25pm on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London
It’s probably the one photo that’s on every newspaper in the world today, so its no surprise it should appear on this website too!!!
Thought on Saturday – May – 30/04/2011
‘God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage. In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. We ask this in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen.’ ~Prayer composed by Prince William and Kate Middleton and read at their wedding service yesterday
It was a splendid occasion yesterday, full of colour, energy, excitement, anticipation, celebration and a great sense of occasion. The cynic might say it was way over the top and totally hyped up. But for nearly 2 billion people who watched the wedding it was important and good to be a part of. In the midst of much darkness and uncertainty in our world, the wedding yesterday certainly lifted the spirits of many. The events of the royal wedding put the word sacred back into the word love which has been cheapened by trivial use. It reminded us that hope still flourishes and that faithful commitment in marriage is still an attractive option. Much will be written about William and Kate today and there will be endless pictures. But the prayer above says much about them and their maturity. The prayer may not make the headlines today. There is one line in the prayer which I think is a gem and one which we could all make a part of our daily prayer: “In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy.”