Meghan Markle, Prince Harry hear address from US Bishop Michael Curry at wedding

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Cathedral,   delivered the address entitled “ The Power of Love” on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’ s wedding Saturday at St George’ s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The transcript is below:



Dr . Martin Luther King, Jr. once said:

                “We should discover the power of love,    

                the redemptive power of really like.

                So when we discover that, we will be able to label of this old world

                a new world.    

                Love is the only way. inch


There’s energy in love. Do not underestimate this.

Anyone who has ever fallen within love,

knows what I mean.


But think about really like in any form or experience of this.

It actually feels great to be loved, and to express adore.

There is something right about this.   And there’s a reason.


An old medieval composition says it:

                “Where true love is found, The almighty himself is there. ”

The particular Bible, 1 John 4 states it this way.

                “Beloved, let us love one an additional,

                since love is from God;

                Everyone exactly who loves is born of God


                Whoever does not love does not understand God

        For God is enjoy. ” (1John 4: 4-8)


There’s power within love.

Love can help plus heal when nothing else can.    

Love can raise up and liberate for residing when nothing else will.    


And the enjoy that brings two people together

is the same love that can hole them together,

Whether upon mountaintops of happiness

plus through valleys of hardship.


Love is strong since death

It’s flashes are sensations of fire.

Many waters are unable to quench love


Love can see you through! Discover power in love.



But the love which we speak is not only for married couples getting married or just for interpersonal interactions.


Jesus associated with Nazareth taught us that the method of love is

the way to a true relationship with the God who developed all of us,

and the way to correct relationship with each other as children of the one God,

as siblings in God’s human family.


One scholar mentioned it this way:

                “Jesus had founded one of the most revolutionary movement in human history: the movement

                built on the unconditional love associated with God for the world and the requirement to live that love. ”

                (Charles Marsh’s The Beloved Community)


And in so doing, to improve lives and the world itself! There are a reason.


A classic spiritual may suggest why:

“If you cannot preach like Philip,               There is a balm within Gilead

And you cannot hope like Paul,             To make the injured whole

You can tell the particular love of Jesus,                   There is a balm within Gilead

How he passed away to save us all                      To recover the sin sick soul”   


                                        “Just inform the love of Jesus, just how he died to save us all. inch


He failed to sacrifice his life for themself

Or anything he could step out of it

He did it individuals, for the other, for the good plus wellbeing of others

That’s enjoy


How does St Paul say it?

                Love is not envious, rude, or boastful.

                Love does not refer to its own way.

                Love is unselfish, sacrificial, kind and just.

                Love seeks the good as well as the well-being of the other.

                Love makes room plus space for the other to be. (See 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7)

This love, this is the way of Christ.   And it’s game changer.


Imagine our houses and families when this way associated with love is the way.

Think about our neighborhoods and communities whenever love is the way.

Envision our governments and countries whenever love is the way.

Picture business and commerce when this particular love is the way.

Envision our world when love is the method.


No kid would go to bed hungry in such a globe as that.

Poverty might become history in such a world since that. T

he world would be as a sanctuary in such a globe as that.


We would treat one another as kids of God, regardless of differences.

We would learn how to lay our swords and shields down by the riverside

to study war no more.


There would be a new paradise, a new earth, a new world.

A new and beautiful human loved ones

The very dream of God


Love is strong because death

It’s flashes are sensations of fire.

Many waters are unable to quench love



The late French Jesuit, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, has been at once a scientist, a Roman Catholic priest, a theologian, a genuine mystic.   His was among the great minds and spirits from the 20th century.


He suggested that the discovery plus harnessing of fire

had been one of the great technological discoveries associated with human history.


Fireplace made it possible to cook foods, thereby reducing the spread associated with disease.

Fire made it feasible to stay warm in cold environments,

thereby marking human immigration possible.

Fire made the particular Bronze Age, the Iron Age group, the Industrial Revolution possible.


If you drove right here this morning, you did so simply because of harnessed fire.

We flew here from the U. H. due to controlled burn of fireplace.


Fire is usually involved in broadcasting this wedding all over the world.

And we can text, twitter update, email, and otherwise socially participate one another

due to fire.   Fire was one of the great technical discoveries of humanity.


In light of this, de Chardin said that if human beings ever funnel

the energies of appreciate,

then for the second amount of time in the history of the world,

we are going to have discovered fire.

Love may be the very fire and energy associated with real life!


Doctor King was right:


“We must discover the strength of love,

he redemptive power of love.

So when we discover that,

we will be capable of make of this old world a brand new world.    

Appreciate is the only way. ”


My brother, my cousin, God love you, God bless you.


The brothers, my sisters, God adore you, God bless you.


And may God keep us all

In those almighty hands of love.