John and Erin
Like I envisioned, the beads of sweat dripped into my eyebrows. My glasses fogged up. I felt choked by the necktie and sportcoat.
I managed to stumble through the short verse without slurring.
I did my part at the wedding and took my seat.
Erin got a little choked up during the vows. She’s normally a strong-willed bulldog, but she secretly goes through boxes of Kleenex watching Lifetime.
During the reception I sat at the table with the wedding party, I think because I was the odd man out. A very traditional crowd, aside from myself and the widowers, everyone had dates.
The band played the normal harry connick fare, and I left shortly after cake.
The scripture I read:
Colossians 3: 12-14
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion,
kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues, put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
I’m not keen on the wording of the Bible.
I think it complicates things.
But I can dig what’s trying to be said.