As you know, the term “agape” represents God’s unmerited love. It is undeserved and unearned – there’s nothing we can do to get – and all we have to do is receive it.
On a Tres Dias weekend, the Agape celebration is a symbolic “love feast” that is used to demonstrate God’s unconditional love for the candidates. They walk into a room on Saturday evening that has been decorated especially for them, especially for that time, and it will be gone once the celebration is over.
The team that creates the Agape is providing a form of palanca. It is the role of each Chief Aux to obtain volunteers for this service; often the spouses of the team.
The Agape precedes a time of prayer at the Altar and should be designed to touch the candidates in a way that will enable them to freely approach God. This is often a time when walls come down and they become open to the Holy Spirit. The most important part of the Agape is to stress God’s unconditional love. In other words, what makes an Agape special is not how fancy or sophisticated it is, but how well it symbolically represents God’s love for the candidates.