These days, Fr. Anthony is talking about marriage in his series, For Better or For Worse. So that got me thinking… how does all of this sound advice for married people apply to me? I’m not married, but somehow I should be able to apply this to myself spiritually. Right?
As I thought about this more, I started thinking about my wedding day (yes, every girl does) so naturally the first thing that came to mind was the dress. And with that, THE VEIL. Tradition teaches that the veil is worn by the bride as she walks towards her groom and the father of the bride unveils her before giving her away. I’ve also seen it where the groom is the one who unveils his bride. Interesting thought.
To me, that’s a symbol of the oneness the bride and groom share when they are finally married; she walks to him veiled, and then she becomes unveiled before him – like a precious gift. I’m not sure how you feel, but for me, THAT’S A SCARY THOUGHT!
My first reaction to this unveiling business was “NO THANK YOU!”Read More