Therese B. from Paris, a 2010-2011 member of our Brooklyn team, got married to David on Pentecost weekend. Here’s an excerpt of her Bride’s prayer during her wedding ceremony. Congratulations Therese and David!
It has been four years now, since that day in which You crossed my path;
And that having finally found You, I could do nothing else but keep searching You.
I tried to serve You, never too sure about how to do so.
I tried to love You, even with a distracted heart.
I also wanted to listen to You, even with a head filled with a thousand questions.
I even went to the other side of the world seeking for You..
Once back, I wanted to take my life in hand once more,
Without realizing that by unceasingly crying out for “freedom"
I was spinning right where you were expecting me.
The project you had for me took the form of a short blond deep-eyed man,
Patiently waiting on the roadside,
As if he had long since known that I would end up passing by.
It took me a while to make the connection between him and You.
This love quickly became too small for two, and could not reach its full potential
Except in the Greater Love of a Greater One, offered to the world.
Thus, I understood that by loving one single man, through You,
It was the whole world that I was embracing.
Lord before the path to be trodden, I would almost fear the future if you were not two by my side:
One to hold my hand, the Other one to dwell in my heart.
You’re the path and the culmination of a long life in the making.
Today, I commit myself with confidence, out of love for David, out of love for You.
I do not know what I’m committing myself to, but I commit firmly.
Blessed are you for your strong and silent Presence,
Since yesterday, for today, and for every day thereafter.