Hugues Aufray speaks with an open heart about his faith in Jesus and his favorite Bible verses

Hugues Aufray, 87, recently confided in the subject of his Christian faith at the microphone of West trend. During the recorded interview, he speaks in a very touching way of his love for Jesus and for certain biblical texts. The interview lifts the veil on the artist's faith which underlies the values ​​of tolerance, fraternity and contentment, conveyed in his texts.

Lhe question is asked bluntly by Jean-Luc Lefrançois, "You assert yourself as a Christian, what does this term cover for you?" And the answer is equally clear and honest. The conversation thus opens with the Christian roots of Hugues Aufray, his paternal grandfather whom he did not know, but from whom he inherited this biblical message: “We cannot serve two masters at the same time”. The singer and poet then evokes his attachment for the forgotten, the neglected, the humble, the erased. He tells how he was deeply moved during a solemn communion celebration in Lourdes.

“In this unique place in the world, I indeed felt the deep meaning of the words: 'Image of a living Gospel of humility', to evoke this symbol of loyalty and honesty, of giving of oneself. I remember it as one of the happiest days of my life. "

It was at the end of the 1970s, after the conversion of Bob Dylan, that Hugues Aufray began to read the Bible.

“A reading that struck me as indigestible, but after which I rediscovered Christ with his modern, transparent, accessible message. And these three words which seem essential and sufficient to me: 'Love one another as I have loved you'; 'You cannot serve two masters at the same time: God and money'; 'Forgive your enemies'. "

If he humorously admits that he has trouble loving his enemies, these words from the Bible have been a breeding ground for the texts of his songs advocating peace, tolerance, ecology, mutual aid, fraternity.

“In my opinion, God created the world and created us… while leaving a part of us unfinished, however, that remains to be accomplished, as I express in my song: 'To make a man, my God that 'is long…' Small deaths in rebirth, such is, throughout life, our way of Easter. And the adventure is worth it. "

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