I have been thinking about the infatuation with royalty we have witnessed, comparing it to the earnest efforts of the United Church in recent decades. We have done our best to expunge royal language from our liturgies, feeling that terms such as king in reference to God and Jesus would be incomprehensible and even offensive. What do we care about royalty in this modern age, and who understands it anyway? I am careful about the language I use and avoid hierarchical terms. Well, so much for that line of reasoning. Billions, so we are told, took time to tune in this morning.Confession: I was up early to go to the gym and ended up watching the wedding with Ruth before I left. The music was sublime, the homily was excellent, Kate's brother read splendidly, and the prayers --well, patriarchal and exclusive. Hey, you can't have everything.
Did you roll out of bed to watch the wedding today? Are you comfortable with kings and queens, princesses and princes? What about when you come to church? Would you prefer that God not be addressed as a monarch, or are you okay with that language?