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Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Feeding of the 1,200 of Prince Harry and Meghan's Wedding Party

It's almost time for the next royal wedding and more mayhem ensues for the press (and the tabloids). Putting aside the (obvious) moral implications of the wedding (mainly with Prince Harry marrying a woman who has already married with a still-living husband without an annulment, no matter what the Church of England rules may say) for a moment, we have gotten word from The Guardian that Meghan and Harry have invited not only 600 guests which will attend the wedding, but also 1,200 other people whose purpose will be to stand outside the chapel to wish them well and "allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too". This is great, right? Wrong..the 1,200 extra that were invited have been asked to "bring a picnic lunch as it will not be possible to buy food and drink on site". 

To me, this is very rude to those guests. Clearly, we will not be having the feeding of the 1,200. Jesus had not one, but two events involving the feeding of a multitude, the most famous being the feeding of the 5,000, and everyone got enough to eat. Jesus had pity on the crowds and provided for their needs. This also smacks of pride and superiority as well. It's almost as if through this act, Harry and Meghan look down on them and give the impression of "oh you don't know us well enough or are not rich and famous, but we'll let you feel as though you are part of this anyway". The decent thing would be to provide some kind of food for everyone or at least make sure that food is available to be obtained somehow. Jesus did, so why don't Harry and Meghan follow his example? If you are going to bother to invite them, needs should be met.


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