No matter what your history, it’s an occasion to say once again, “I choose you.”
An occasion to repeat “I choose you”
My old friend Luis recently told me that his wife insists on celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary, but he isn’t too enthusiastic about it. “I’d like to celebrate it,” she has told him, “because despite the hard times we had, we still love each other. And this will be a way of showing it to our children and our friends.”
She has understood the significance that Christianity attributes to wedding anniversaries: it’s an occasion to celebrate the history and the origin of one’s union. Having vowed to stay together “till death do us apart” 20 years ago, Luis and his wife have shaped their family’s history, contributing to it the good and the bad times, their joys and their tears. And they are still here, with an ardent desire to continue their journey together.
To celebrate a wedding anniversary is to commemorate the story of one’s marriage, to reaffirm the key vow: “I choose you” before the witnesses. It’s an occasion to see family and friends sharing in this joy around a good meal. In commemorating the resurrection of Christ, we transform each of our Sundays into Easter, so why not also celebrate our love?
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