|...as a sign of my love and fidelity, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.|
Is there a Scripture phrase you love, maybe one that will be a part of your wedding Mass? The Bible contains some of the most breathtaking words ever written, and sentiments like these, which are all taken from the USCCB's list of wedding readings, are constant reminders of your sacrament:
- "Male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:27) might have a special resonance for you if you're a Theology of the Body fan. It's a simple, profound statement of who we are and the kind of pure, divinely inspired love we're meant for.
- Ephesians 5 paints such a clear image of what it is to be a bride and bridegroom (you know, it's the always-misunderstood "wives be subordinate" one). Wouldn't it be amazing for your ring to read, "as to the Lord," as a reminder of exactly how to be subordinate to your husband, and for his to say "as Christ loved the Church," as a reminder of how he's to lay down his life (Ephesians 5:22 and 5:25)?
- "Do whatever He tells you," Mary's words at Cana (John 2:5), not only recall that Jesus' first miracle took place at a wedding; they wonderfully state that she always guides us, by grace, towards His will. Our Lady. What a boss. In the best way.
Lastly, so many couples have beautiful stories about the saints' intercession in their relationships. I love the idea of engraving your wedding bands with "Ora pro nobis" or "Pray for us," so that your fingers sport a constant little reminder to invoke the prayers of whomever it is you two have a devotion to.
Okay, ladies. Your turn! Wedding ring inscriptions can be such an intimate thing, but I'm going for shameless curiosity here. What's written in yours? If you haven't purchased or engraved them yet, what do you want them to say?