Like many other people throughout the world, I am sitting here watching the royal wedding. I should be sniffing in disgust at such a display of elitism, such imperial inequality, such a celebration of the establishment supported by a wayward church.
I should – but I can't. I am overcome by the magic of the event. The genuine love of the crowds, the respect shown to the people by the couple themselves. In spite of myself I am proud to be a citizen of a country in which an event like this can happen.
Sometimes it's good to have one's beliefs (or the lack of them) challenged. To say yes but maybe, maybe, there is another truth here to which I am blind. Surely the spirit of God is present in London today.