Rev Bodge's Reading:
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
by Dr Seuss
Today is your day.
You're off to great places!
You're off and away!
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will indeed!
That's 100 and 10% guaranteed
We love you, we bless you
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting
So... get on your way.
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Song of Solomon 8:6-7 (KJV)
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it:
if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would
utterly be contemned.
All kings, and all their favourites,
by John Donne
All glory of honours, beauties, wits,
The sun itself, which makes time, as they pass,
Is elder by a year now than it was
When thou and I first one another saw.
All other things to their destruction draw,
Only our love hath no decay ;
This no to-morrow hath, nor yesterday ;
Running it never runs from us away,
But truly keeps his first, last, everlasting day.