From Puerto Rico, Catholic singer Ángel Chaparro has launched a powerful version of Juan Luis Guerra's song, “Mi padre me ama,” “My father loves me.” The theme holds special significance for Ángel.
“My father loves me”
“It's my personal story. I'm 28 years old now and don't know my biological father. So it's been an incredible healing process, where I've had to gradually open the doors to God the Father.”
“This song speaks a lot about that paternity of God and about how God doesn't look at your sins, but at the love He has for you. That's how He is.”
Ángel Chaparro combines music and evangelization with his activities as a social worker. His life changed during a charismatic spiritual retreat he attended when he was 15 years old.
“I was just sitting there at the retreat, not really interested. Sometimes we put on masks so no one sees the pain we carry in our hearts. That's when I suddenly began to cry. I was crying, and I couldn't understand why. I even let out some cries, because it felt like someone was tearing something away from my chest, something that was really stuck there.”
Ángel Chaparro recounts that experience with music to help those who are going through difficult times in their lives.
“That love I experienced that first day marked me for the rest of my life. Now it's hard to go back, after having met and tasted God's love.”
“We live in a society in which most people are broken, and the problem is not that we're broken, because the Lord is an expert at fixing us. The problem is that we don't realize that we're broken.”
“My father loves me” is his latest single, but he's working on new projects combining music and faith, to continue to heal the wounds of this crazy world.