What's the worst thing you've ever witnessed at a wedding?

I'm torn between a Men In Black reenactment, a duet about sexual possibilities between bride + groom, and a trip down Memory Lane which became a slideshow about boyfriends the bride still had feelings for.
Other atrocities I have witnessed:

1. The bride choosing "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" for her walk up the aisle

2. A wedding toast to a man with severe visual impairment about learning to truly "see" his bride.

3. "Sexual Healing" as the registry song played BY ME ON CELLO
My dears. I was having such a garbage day of lockdown and then you brought ALL THESE COMMENTS INTO MY LIFE. Thank you. You win the day.

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15 Apr
a blessing when thoughts and prayers are not enough
God, i am appalled
at the violence and suffering
that keeps happening.

God, how do i wrap my mind around this?
what can be done?

be angry and do not sin
Eph. 4:26 Literal Standard Version

God have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Spirit have mercy.
The kind of fasting I want is this:
Remove the chains of oppression
and the yoke of injustice,
and let the oppressed go free.

Isaiah 58:6 Good News Translation

God have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Spirit have mercy.
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21 Mar
a blessing for the courage to do something difficult
God, i am struggling to face
the difficult thing i know i should do.

o God, help me.

God have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Spirit have mercy.
i took courage,
for the hand of the Lord my God was on me.
Ezra 7:28

God have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Spirit have mercy.

blessed are we who recognize, that strangely,
we are struggling under the weight
of the nothing that has happened
but needs to.
Read 7 tweets
29 Jan
We want to tell the truth about the suffering of our world. But here are three things about the intensely URGENT AND APOCALYPTIC culture of Twitter actually prevents me from grappling with the truth about suffering sometimes. (thread)
1. Most people need to manage the amount of suffering they absorb in a day. Twitter seems to demand that you withstand life's terror every day, at all times, or else you are somehow complicit. I wish there were more grace for the way that we need moments of exposure and shelter.
In the cancer clinic, the nurses always turned off the news. I always appreciated that as a permission slip. One day's suffering is enough.
Read 6 tweets
21 Jan
a pandemic blessing when it feels hard to be loving
God, we know that we should be loving,
but it feels like this pandemic
has made it so much harder.

o God, give us what we need
to able to love others well in this paradox,
this strange mixture of isolation and closeness,
despair and wanting.
God have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Spirit have mercy.

I do not understand myself.
I want to do what is right but I do not do it.
instead, I do the very thing I hate.
Romans 3:15 NLV
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14 Jan
We will not be diminished in our faith by a culture of “thoughts and prayers.” We are a people praying for the courage and wisdom to act.

a blessing for when violence is done in the name of Jesus
Jesus we are furious.
we are trembling.
we are outraged,
that murderous acts of violence
are committed in Your Name.

Lord God, come and set things right,
starting right here, right now.

God have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Spirit have mercy.
the voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
psalm 29:4 KJV

God have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Spirit have mercy.
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4 Dec 20
a blessing when you need a little hope
o God these are darkening days,
with no hope in sight.

o God help us in our fear and desperation.
anchor us in hope!

God have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Spirit have mercy.

“let not your heart be troubled;
you believe in God, believe also in Me.”
John 14:1
God have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Spirit have mercy.

blessed are we with eyes open to see
the suffering from pandemic danger,
sickness and loneliness,
the injustice of racial oppression,
the unimpeded greed and misuse of power,
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