The bishop who preached on Jesus' sacrificial love at the royal wedding reminded politicians of Jesus’ greatest commandment.
Michael Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, read from 1st Corinthians 13 and pointed out that the Bible offers two commandments: Love God and love one another.
“That way of love can set us all free, and it can lift us up,” he said. “If you don’t believe me, maybe you’ll believe the old slaves of the antebellum South. They used to say, ‘If you cannot preach like Peter, if you cannot pray like Paul, You can tell the love of Jesus and say, He died for all. There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole; There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul.”
Curry also presided over the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle in May 2018. During the ceremony, he delivered a rousing sermon about the power of love.
"Love is the only way,” he said at the time. “There's power in love. Don't underestimate it. Don't even over sentimentalize it. There's power, power in love. If you don't believe me, think about a time when you first fell in love. The whole world seemed to center around you and your beloved. Well, there's power, power in love, not just in its romantic forms, but any form, any shape of love."