March 03, 2008
My husband’s grandmother was, at one time, the oldest living member of Tecumseh United Methodist Church. So, when I was finally able to rolling-pin Jeff into marrying me, we made an appointment with the Pastor. (Seriously, there was a rolling pin involved.)
We were honest when questioned about our beliefs. Jeff said he didn’t believe (at the time) that you needed the Church to be pious and a disciple. His faith and prayer had carried him through a farming accident and his recovery. I said that I was raised in a Jewish home, and that although we were not particularly devout, my father had asked that our wedding ceremony not contain any reference to Jesus.
Ok. Looking back, boy was that a ridiculous request. When we had finished with our announcements, we sat there in the church office in silence. After a few moments, Reverend McKinstry shared his thoughts. As a man of GOD, with his given beliefs, he would not perform our wedding ceremony as requested.
It may seem strange to you, but we weren’t particularly upset by this turn of events. Our love was strong enough to overcome our differences. We were sure we could find someone else to marry us. That’s a whole different, and rather amusing story. You’ll probably find it under Humor one of these days.
Posted by jaselin at March 3, 2008 03:41 PM