Saturday, June 21, 2008

Celebrating Loving Day

Check out that cake topper

I had the joy and privilege of officiating another wedding yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. David and Robin Rankin. Robin has been a close friend of our family for about eleven years. It was a joy to be a part of her special day.

Last week, I was reading Edward Gilbreath's blog and realized the significance of her wedding. I learned for the first time about loving day celebrated on June 12th. June 12th, 1967 was the date that the Supreme Court of the United States overturned all laws banning interracial marriage. Richard and Mildren Loving took their "illegal marriage" before the Supreme Court.
In the midst of sharing the joy with David and Robin, I also reflected on the history of our nation that would not have allowed them to get married just over 40 years ago.

Congratulations Robin and David!!!!

Do you ever find the joys and pains of your life reminding you of history?
Do you feel any desire to learn the history of our nation's racial mistakes in order to be more affective at living righteously and justly in loving "your neighbor"?

1 comment:

Christopher B. Brooks said...

Interracial marriages ROCK!!!