I admit it. I am a Royal Watcher. I am magnificently drawn to the royal family, always have been and probably always will be. I find them fascinating. While I was not up before sunrise to watch the wedding of Megan and Harry, I did record it, so that I could zoom through the slow spots.
There were a few moments that moved me, but nothing more so than the sermon. I wanted to shout “Amen” to the television, but considering the remainder of my household was still snuggled up in bed, I thought the wiser.
I was inspired and energized! Bishop Michael Curry of Chicago spoke about love. More specifically, he spoke about how love can transform. How love makes all things possible, because God is love. As long as you and I continue to seek and pursue love, the Church will continue to thrive. We are to be the source of love – we, the Church.
Love can change the world! Our whole life experience hinges on the fact that we are to love God above all things and to love our neighbor as ourselves. If love stops so will the Church. If the Church stops, so will love. I don’t want that kind of existence, do you? I need the Church because I need the Eucharist. If the Church, the Catholic Church, ever grows passé to the point of no schools, no priests, no religious, no sacraments, I fear what that world would look like. That would definitely be the saddest world to live in.
Thank you for being part of a Church that needs you and wants you. For being the hands of Jesus in this very weary world.
Love God. Love neighbor. Love self. Let’s transform the world.
Jill Fischer is the Principal of St. Dominic Catholic School.