Of all nights. . .I just came back from conducting the wedding of a young couple who wanted to get married on Halloween. It wasn’t a “dress up” wedding and I just wore a suit with no Robe/vestments or Priest’s collar. It was just a few select family members and friends, nothing fancy, nothing complicated or drawn out.
They were apologetic about their rings–they were borrowed because they couldn’t afford the ones they wanted and asked me if I would bless them when they picked them out.
During the Ceremony I pointed out that we don’t wear wedding rings because they show the world, especially people we’ve yet to meet, that we are no longer ‘available.’ We wear rings, exchange them, to remind us, and especially people we’ve yet to meet, that like the Roundness of the ring, which has no beginning or ending, we complete one another.
Wait there’s more. . .According to the tradition in some countries, the wedding ring is worn on the left ring finger because the vein in the left ring finger, referred to as the vena amoris, was believed to be directly connected to the heart, a forever symbol of love in any language or country.
Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter or May Day–that Rings True, doesn’t it?
Still, no matter how powerful the symbol, it never compares to the ‘Real Thing.’ Wear That and you’ll truly find that your best days are the ones yet to be created, but longed to be lived. . .loved. . . .
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