The gig seemed fairly routine. Then I saw the parrots.
Interfaith couples can connect to their traditions and find commonality through symbols, such as a strand of rope that signifies unity and strength.
I realized that she wasn't looking for my help finding a way out of officiating her friends' wedding. What she wanted was my blessing.
Some ask why a pastor would pass up a chance to draw a young couple into the church. But perhaps that's the wrong question.