A Florida police officer found Rocky and Evelyn living in a tent in the woods. They had been homeless for three years.
One thing he learned about them was that they had wanted to get married, but could not afford the $93 fee for a State-issued marriage licence. The officer helped the couple find temporary housing (and to get on a list for permanent housing) and then, through donations of cash and goods, was able to give the couple a dream wedding, besides.
It is only when life has been accepted and is perceived as accepted that it becomes also acceptable. Man is that strange creature that needs not just physical birth but also appreciation if he is to subsist . . . If an individual is to accept himself, someone must say to him: “It is good that you exist” – must say it, not with words, but with that act of the entire being that we call love. – Pope Benedict XVI — Principles of Catholic Theology