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“The Power of Love” by the Many Rev. Michael B Curry for The Marital Relationship of HRH Royal Prince Henry of Wales & & Ms. Meghan Markle Saturday, May 19, 2018

Establish me as a seal upon your heart,

for love is strong as fatality,

passion strong as the grave.Its flashes are

flashes of fire,

Several waters can not appease love,

neither can floodings sink it.Dr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. as soon as claimed: “We have to discover the power of love,

the redemptive power of love.And when we discover that, we will certainly be able to make from

this vintage a brand-new world.There’s power crazy.

Do not ignore it. Any individual who has actually ever fallen in love, knows what I mean.But consider love in any kind of form or experience of it. It really feels good to be enjoyed, as well as to share love. There is something appropriate about it. As well as there’s a reason.An old medieval rhyme states it:” Where true love is found, God himself exists.

“The Scriptures, 1 John 4 states it this way: “Beloved, let us enjoy each other due to the fact that love is from God; Everyone that loves is born

of God.Whoever does not love does not understand God

For God is love.”(1 John 4:4 -8 )There’s power crazy.

Love can help and heal when nothing else can. Love can lift up as well as free for living

when absolutely nothing else will.And the love that brings 2 people together coincides love that can bind them with each other, Whether on mountaintops of joy as well as through valleys of hardship.It’s flashes are flashes of fire.Many waters can not satiate love Love can see you through! There’s power in love.But the love of which we speak is not just for couples getting married or simply for social relationships. Jesus of Nazareth instructed us that the means of love is the way to a genuine connection with the God who produced every one of

us, and the means to real partnership with each various other as kids of that a person God, as siblings and also sis in God’s human family.

One scholar stated it by doing this: “Jesus had started one of the most cutting edge motion in human background: a movement built on the genuine love of God for the world as well as the required to live that love. “(Charles Marsh’s The Beloved Area

)And in so doing, to change lives and also the globe itself! There’s a reason.An old spiritual might recommend why: “If you can not teach like Peter, As well as you can not hope like Paul, You can tell the love of Jesus, Just how he died to conserve all of us There is a balm in Gilead To make the wounded whole There is a balm in Gilead To recover the sin ill spirit “”Just tell the love

of Jesus, how he passed away to save us all.”He didn’t compromise his life for himself

, or anything he can leave it

, He did it for others,

for the other, for the excellent as well as well being of others, That’s love Exactly How does St. Paul state it?Love is not jealous, rude

, or boastful.Love does not insist on its very own

way.Love is selfless, sacrificial, kind and also just.Love seeks the great and the well-being of the other.Love makes room and space

for the other to be.(See 1 Corinthians 13:4 -7)This love, this is the method of Jesus. As well as it’s video game changer.Imagine our residences and also families when in this manner of love is the way.Imagine our communities and neighborhoods when love is the way.Imagine our governments and also countries when love is the way.Imagine business as well as business when this love is the way.Imagine our globe when love is the way.No youngster would certainly go to sleep starving in such a world as that Destitution would come to be background in such a world as that.The planet would certainly be as a haven in such a world as that.We would certainly treat each other as kids of God, no matter

of differences.We would discover how to lay our swords as well as shields down by the waterfront

to study war no more.There would certainly be a brand-new paradise, a new planet, a new world. A new as well as attractive human family.It’s flashes are flashes of fire.Many waters can not appease love The late French Jesuit, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, was at as soon as a researcher, a Roman Catholic priest, a theologian, a real mystic.

His was among the terrific minds as well as spirits of the 20th century. He suggested that the discovery and also harnessing of fire

was one of the great technological explorations of human history.Fire made it feasible to cook food, thereby lowering the spread of disease.Fire made it possible to remain cozy in cool climates, thus marking human migration possible.Fire made the Bronze Age, the Iron Age,

the Industrial Transformation feasible. If you drove here this morning, you did so in part because of harnessed fire.

I flew here from the UNITED STATE because of regulated burn of fire. Fire is associated with relaying this wedding around the world.And we can text, tweet, email, and or else socially involve each other due to

fire.Fire was among the wonderful technical explorations of humanity.In light of this, de Chardin claimed that if human beings ever harness the powers of love, then for the second time in the background of the globe, we will have discovered fire. Love is the really fire as well as energy of real life!Dr. King was best:”We need to uncover the power of love, he redemptive power of love.And when we find that, we will have the ability to construct from this vintage

God enjoy you, God bless you.God love you, God bless you.And may God hold all of us In those almighty hands of love.