The after-party sounded fun. According to The Daily Mail, about 14 of the Once upon a time there was a girl who really loved sharks and tattoos and said Fuck a lot shirt in contrast I will get this guests, close friends of the couple, stayed on afterward, partying at a pop-up pub set up at the Royal Lodge. The couple dubbed the marquee “the Duke of York” and filled it with sofas, a jukebox, draft beer, and a dartboard. Afterward, Beatrice and Mapelli Mozzi spent their wedding night in a glamping pod. Given the pandemic, there are no immediate plans for a proper honeymoon. Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel, you are saved if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last, of all, he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born. I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God, I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed. But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.
The queen had a busy day. Shortly after the Once upon a time there was a girl who really loved sharks and tattoos and said Fuck a lot shirt in contrast I will get this ceremony, Queen Elizabeth II headed back to the main grounds Windsor Castle, where she knighted the 100-year-old Tom Moore, who became a national hero by raising $40 million for the National Health Service during the coronavirus pandemic by walking 100 times around his garden. The scene of the queen tapping a sword on the shoulders of the WW II veteran was especially moving for many of her countrymen. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ, all will be made alive. But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. Then the end will come when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority, and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. Firstly, for the most part, scientists seem to be quite intelligent, knowledgeable, thorough, and logical. Scientists essentially observe phenomena and render logical conclusions based on evidence collected through their observations or otherwise. They don’t provide proof, they provide logical conclusions that are most reasonable based on the evidence. You may say, “but we have proof that evolution is how all species came to be,” or “but we have proof the earth is billions of years old,” etc. But do we have proof? Really? Any honest person would say no. What we have is conclusions based on collected evidence. But we cannot possibly prove either premise. Or many premises for that matter. Proof, in the realm, if science, is far less tangible than many would care to admit. Secondly, on to matters of faith. Faith is not blind. At least not any real faith. Faith is based on evidence, as is science. Now, you can say there is no evidence for God. But that may be because you haven’t experienced, or observed, compelling enough evidence to “prove” to you that God is real. And neither have I. For those of us cohabitating with a romantic partner, the past four months of social distancing and shelter-at-home orders have felt like a test from the universe—one that’s designed to gauge how much strain human relationships can handle. Forced, near-constant togetherness with any hope of escape tainted by the possibility of contracting a potentially deadly virus? It would almost be comical if it weren’t the grim reality we’ve all been facing.