'They look at each other and their love brought the rest of us together.'
While all eyes may have been on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during their nuptials, for all of fourteen minutes Bishop Michael Curry stole the show with his passionate sermon about love. Well, it turns out he had a revelation of his own when he realised just how desperately enamoured with one another the couple were and nailed it down to one specific moment.
The Bishop told US Weekly, ‘I remember thinking after the sermon, once I preached the sermon, I said, ‘These two people love each other.’ They look at each other and their love brought the rest of us together.’
It’s no surprise that the Bishop was incredibly moved by their relationship, as he waxed lyrical about the power of love in a sermon that shook the very foundations of the church to its core. (Even if Prince Charles didn’t look 100% into it.) At first however, he didn’t believe it when he was asked to preach at their wedding and it took a little while for him to realise the royal family were being dead serious.
He said, ‘Once I realised this was really happening, it was a real blessing to be a part of that. Because what they did, you could see it. They actually love each other. They really do.’
His sermon was initially intended to be just seven minutes long, but he admitted it spiralled out of control when it stretched to a good fourteen minutes at the royal wedding. Although he felt the pressure, he said that he was immediately ‘a parish priest’ the moment he stepped up to the lectern.
The Bishop also reflected on the deeper significance of their wedding in the interview, saying, ‘[Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s] love for each other brought two countries together, in Great Britain and the United States. They brought people of different religious perspectives and different religions together. They brought people of different political persuasions, people of different sexual orientations, people of different classes, people of different races, people of different nations.’
He finished, ‘Their love, even if it was just for a few moments, showed us the power of what unselfish love that gives itself to another can actually do.’
Whether you’re into the newlyweds or not, there’s no arguing with that to be honest.