I am taking a major break from apologetic debates, but I do like to discuss other things.
Anyways, just as the title states, what Scripture passages would you use on your wedding day?
I have three favorite Scripture passages for the First Reading, Second, Reading, and Gospel Reading.
For the first Reading I would select:
**When the door was shut and the two were alone, Tobias got up from the bed and said, “Sister, get up and let us pray that the Lord may have mercy upon us.” And Tobias began to pray:
‘Blessed art thou, O God of our fathers, and blessed be thy holy and glorious name for ever. Let heavens and all thy creatures bless thee. Thou madest Adam and gavest him Eve his wife as a helper and support. From them the race of mankind has sprung. Thou didst says, "It is not good that the man should be alone; let us make us a helper for him like himself.’
And now, O Lord, I am not taking this sister of mine because of lust, but with sincerity. Grant that I may find mercy and may grow old together with her." And she said with him. “Amen.” Then they both went to sleep for the night.**
For the Second Reading:
1 Corinthians 13:4-7:
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealously or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, and believes all things, hope all things, endures all thing.
For the Gospel Reading it would be:
And the Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to put her away.” But Jesus said to them. “For your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two flesh but one. What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.”
If I am called to a married life, I would select these verses for my wedding day.
So for those who are single, what Scripture passages would you use?
If you are married, do you remember your the Scripture passages the priest used on your wedding?