London is decorated for the Queen’s 60th Jubilee.
Apart from the decorations and public ceremonies, two things which will stand out from the observance of these 60 years.
First, yesterday at the Brompton Oratory after the principle Mass, celebrated for the Queen’s intention, with thundering organ the choir and congregation sang God Save The Queen.
Second, this extraordinary image came to my inbox:
If Elizabeth has been queen for 60 years, she also has been married for 65 years.
In an time when marriage and family are under attack by what can only be called, and without exaggeration, forces of evil, we must not only hold personal but private convictions that marriage is meant by God’s design to be between one man and one woman, but it is meant to be for the whole of life thereafter. This cannot be, for us, a matter of private conviction alone. Our personal convictions must translate to action in the public square. When there are votes to be cast and positive peaceful demonstrations to be made, we must get out and do something.