You know, Chosson [groom], I want you to know something. You know, before Gd called out whom you should marry, Gd in His infinite love and mercy looked over the whole entire world. And Gd took the one girl who fits you the most, which loves you the most… and this is the one whom you’re marrying. So we bless you that Gd should shine into your heart all the holiness and the sweetness, all the love you need, to be the best husband in the whole world.
It’s a Gift from Heaven to be a Good Wife
And now we’ve got to talk to the holy queen. Kallah [bride], you know, you can read all the books on love, you can read all the books on education and still not be a good wife and not be a good mother. You can have two thousand Ph.D.’s in education, and not know how to talk even one word to your child. You can give lectures all over the country on marriage counseling, and not even know how to say, “Good morning” to your own husband. You know what it takes to be a good wife? It’s a gift from Heaven. It’s a gift from Heaven. And this gift is given to you right now. Do you know how many millions of women would like Gd to give them that gift? And do you know that you have the privilege to marry the one man you love the most? Can you imagine what that means? Do you know, it’s possible to do everything right, and sit in Paradise for ever, and never to taste what love is all about? And can you imagine, Gd blessed you so much, so much, so much. Gd blessed you and your Chosson so much.
If you want to become one with someone else, you can only do it with joy.
Why is there so much joy at a wedding? Not because there is a wedding, therefore there is joy. It’s the other way around. Without the great joy, there wouldn’t be a wedding. Because how can you put two people together, unless they reach the heights of their joy?