We celebrate together in the midst of the most profound gratitude. Thank you, Lord, for these two beautiful people, Toni and Patrick. Thank you for giving them to us, and them to each other. Thank you for the past that has shaped their hearts so that they could love one another, and thank you for the present moment in which they have declared their love and promised it to one another. Give them the gift of a future in which their love attains ever-greater depth and richness. Let us always be grateful, Lord. Especially now.

Read on April 27, 2012.