In the Gospel for this Mass Jesus spoke so much about love. Even those who don’t believe in Jesus agree that a human being is capable of loving. Where does it come from? Is it something we have inherited from monkeys? Animals can look after each other or to protect each other but they do that out of instinct to survive themselves and to ensure that their kind survives. People on the other hand can go beyond looking after themselves and protecting each other. Let’s take for example motherly love. Is there anyone here who would compare his or her mum’s love to that of a she-dog looking after her puppies or a she-cat protecting her kittens? I would be offended if somebody said that there was no difference between my mum’s love and that of a cat. So where does this human motherly love come from? Does that thought move your mind up to heaven, to God? It does in my case!
Another example; can you remember that 13th of May 34 years ago when John Paul II was shot. People were asking how could somebody try to kill such a good man but it is not the biggest question in regards to the situation. A bigger question is: How could the Pope go to the man who tried to kill him and to say that he had forgiven him. John Paul even called the man his brother. Tell me now: Where does this ability come from? From an animal?
Ladies and Gentlemen! A few minutes ago I said that bones and skulls dug out of the clay cannot fully explain who we are because we aren’t limited to bones and skulls. There is something is us, we call it SOUL, that makes us humans. Because of this soul we are capable of loving.