From Wedding Costs
To Filipino Divorce
David Baker, a former daily newspaper journalist now working as an Anglican minister in Sussex, England, and writing for Christian Today – not to be confused with Christianity Today – bemoaned the amount of money spent on weddings.
He argues – almost intones – that Jesus never mentioned “at any stage” the many things we associate with modern weddings.
I’m sure you know the list:
White dresses, ushers, best men, confetti, bridesmaids, rings, hats, vintage cars, printed orders of service, bouquets, banns, registers, receptions, honeymoons, discos, speeches and very tall men who seem to stand at the back of every wedding service I take and eyeball me while refusing to sing.
Jesus also never mentioned toilet paper, and most of the people I know haven’t read too much into that. Thankfully! [Read more…]