Irony at a Wedding

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church.” “Love never fails.”

It is almost impossible to attend a wedding without hearing portions of Ephesians 5 or 1 Corinthians 13 read during the ceremony. And for good reason; these are both beautiful passages that describe the boundlessness of love and wonderment of marriage. Yet, I wonder how many sitting in the congregation, watching two lovers commit their lives to each other, are aware of the irony of those passages in that setting.