Bishop Curry's sermon at the Royal Wedding was everything a modern wedding sermon should be: well presented, well crafted, well sounding and entirely devoid of any depth or meaning. A perfect match for the modern wedding, where the meaning and purpose of marriage has been long lost and shows no sign of being found. The wedding sermon of hidden shallows fits a culture obsessed with how things sound and not with what things mean,
Bishop Curry's message was on love and how love would make the world a better place. Well, duh. This is a message a child could have written. It's like stating that water is wet or the sun is bright to look at. True, but so obvious it's of no value. For what's there to disagree with in his message? A utopia of love sounds perfect.
But there still remains an unanswered question and in the unanswered question there is a big problem: where, Bishop Curry, is this love?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man wearing cute socks must be in search of a wife.
The other day, what should crop up of facebook but a link to a blog post the title of which went something like: "Why aren't men asking woman out any more?" I didn't read it, in my defence, I don't have to. The blog will contain some mediocre application of some Bible verses lifted out of context, a lot of complaining about men not being brave enough, modern culture ruining good old fashioned courtship and more than it's fair share of spurious nonsense coached in spiritual language. I may just have described my own blog there...
Either way, the blog post was hardly what I would call a definite answer on the subject. No, for such profundity, please read on. Men are, after all, simple creatures and it should be down right easy to model their thought processes.
A man will ask a woman out based on the following flowchart: