I want to tell you a little about what the sealer said at my cousin’s wedding last year.
While my cousin and her fiance sat next to each other on a couch facing the window to the outside, the sealer told them a core Mormon story–about how we existed forever before we came here to earth, and about how our existence here sets our course for a forever yet to come. After that story, he asked them to stand near the altar and look into the series of reflections in the mirrors on the side walls. And as they stood there, he reminded them of another core Mormon story: about their relationship to the countless generations before and after them, about their bonds and obligations to their ancestors and descendants.
You are standing in the center of eternity, he told them.
And then they knelt there at the altar, on two axes of the eternal, and were bound together.