Sunday, January 24, 2010

I'm just askin' ...

I went to a wedding yesterday. The priest started his sermon in the middle of the service along these lines (I wasn't taking notes, but you'll get the idea):

"This is a special day, and it's also a little unusual. It's unusual because this ceremony has become somewhat unusual. A lot of couples don't even bother to get married these days. They live together, or have some other arrangement. Then if they do get married, they do it in a hot air balloon or under a waterfall or something. But in this case, this couple has decided to come to this church and pledge before God and their friends and family that they love each other. That's quite a commitment, so we celebrate the step that Jack and Jill are taking today."

Which prompts a question:

Couldn't you substitute "Jack and Murray" or "Ellen and Jill" in the above paragraph, and have it maintain its full meaning?

1 comment:

Glenn Locke, The Tall Thin Guy said...

Of course not. The minute that happens it will destroy your marraige. Haven't you learned anything from the hysterical right?