||[Sep. 17th, 2010|02:26 pm]
The Question Club
So my husband-to-be got this letter in the mail today from his insanely religious, trainwreck of an aunt that has clearly went off the tracks. He's going to write back.|
anywho... what should we include in the reply?
Since receiving your invitation to your wedding reception, I have had many thoughts go thru my mind. I remember being with your mom during her labor with you. I remember holding you 8 days later during your circumcision, Trying to give you reassurance that you would be fine. Then you were welcomed into the Catholic Church at Baptism - a child of God. After all, God and your mom & dad made you. What a precious little boy. At these moments, one prays that you will grow up following your Catholic faith and that you will grow so close to Our Lord who made you. That you would want to be with them forever. The Catholic faith is a gift you were given to be treasured, practiced and always striving to learn more about your faith. We have an obligation to put forth the effort to learn the truth of our fauth - not to believe things about the faith that aren't true. God gave us free will. He loves us so much H says we can choose Him or the devil. Our choice. Who do you know that would suffer and die for you & me as Christ did so we could get to heaven? We will reap the consequences of our choices for eternity, which is a very long time. We have to choose God above all other human beings or anything else. Our reward will be better than we can ever imagine.
I'm hoping and praying that you will decide to get married in the church. Starting off on the right food is very important. God needs to be the center of your household.
I love you so much and I am concerned for your soul. My love will always be there for you.
If you choose to marry outside the church I can't come to your reception and celebrate what hurts Our Lord. He, too, wants to celebrate with you.
Think about it my dear nephew. It can still be a private wedding, if you choose, but in the Catholic Church with a priest, 2 witnesses, the bride & groom.
I've told my children this, too. When you really love someone you only want the best for them.
Now you are too big for me to hold and try to give you reassurance that everything will be fine. ---But I hold you in my heart and pray you make the right decision in your life. I love you.
God bless you,