Does one sin in the eyes of God or just those of the Maltese Church? That’s the million dollar question the majority of the Maltese people answered on May 28. Now that the referendum frenzy is over and the result has clearly shown that the feeling of the Maltese people is in favour of the introduction of a responsible divorce law, the next and final step is to pass this civil right through Parliament and enact it as a law.
Those who voted in favour had no fear whatsoever but only a heart packed with tolerance. But those who voted no (and it was something that fell within their rights) did have a degree of fear, even if they never will admit it in a million years. It was fear of sinning against their Church and, so they thought, against God. But last time I checked God is not fear but love. And what greater gift can we all give to one another if not the gift of love and a chance of happiness to those who were unfortunate enough to lose it the first time?