Feb 23, 2014
One of the most important moments of a wedding ceremony takes place when I ask the father of the bride, "Who gives this woman to be married to this man?" In that moment, he publicly relinquishes authority over his daughter and entrusts her to the authority of her husband. If a father cherishes his daughter he will not do this lightly. He will verify that the young man is worthy. He must; the well being of his beloved daughter is at stake. So too Jesus insists that those who exercise authority over His Bride be worthy. That is why He has given clear qualifications for those men who would serve as elders of the Church.