Faith, hope, love

September 9, 2014

Sometimes amongst the flow of evil events that we call ‘news’ you read something so beautiful that it seems to come from a different, kinder planet.

Or Iowa, in this case, where a lesbian couple who have been in a relationship for over 70 years were just married:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/08/ninety-year-old-gay-couple-marries-in-iowa

This story emphasises that the lives of ninety year olds can be as full of meaning and even excitement as those of people in their twenties. It also reminds people who tend to write off the United States just how diverse that country is. And how diverse Christianity is, too.

I hope that some day we will see such marriages in Australia. Civil marriages and religious marriages, for those who want them. If only most relationships lasted 70 years! To quote Corinthians:

‘But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.’

(For once that is not the King James version, as that translates the last term as ‘charity’, which sounds a little odd to modern ears.)

This story is definitely the poem of the week. And I hope my complete lack of sarcasm may be forgiven by regular readers, for this week only!

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5 Responses to “Faith, hope, love”

  1. Kathy Kituai said

    swans mate for life and so to these wonderful women. thanks for the story on courage and loyalty.

  2. What Kathy said. As to the question about Iowa: I don’t know, but I WANT to know.

    • pscottier said

      When I think of the Gillard government, I think of the sexist comments directed to our first female PM, but also of their/her gutlessness on gay marriage, Nigel.

      Pathetic pandering to some of the worst elements of our society.

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