Bishop Michael C. Curry's amazing sermon
All joking aside, one of the most moving moments was when Michael Curry, the current presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, took the podium and preached a sermon about the power of love that was centered on a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. which reads: "We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way." As he spoke, Curry made the case for love in all forms, not just the love between two people getting married. He described how there were "old slaves in America’s Antebellum South who explained the dynamic power of love, and why it has the power to transform," citing the spiritual "There Is a Balm in Gilead."
Curry argued: "When love is the way, we will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever-flowing brook. When love is the way, poverty will become history. When love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary. When love is the way, we will lay down our swords and shields, down by the riverside to study war no more. When love is the way, there is plenty good room for all of God’s children. Because when love is the way, we actually treat each other like we are actually family." You can read the full text over at Vanity Fair.
People on Twitter were thrilled, but some also speculated about how the Queen might have been reacting: