Saturday, April 02, 2005
The world is a sadder place today with the passing of one of the great figures of the Christian faith from the past century, Pope John Paul II. He will be remembered as one of the greatest popes of the Roman Catholic church, as well as one of the most influential figures in administering significant changes both within the church itself and outside of the church. The world has been made a better place because of his influence, and it is sad to see him go, though it is a relief to see his physical suffering end. Please continue to pray for the cardinals of the Roman Catholic church as they begin to pursue the selection process and deal with the grief that the passing of JP2 has caused. And thanks be to God for allowing JP2 to serve as pope for as long as he did; he was the right man for the job at the right time, and his contributions to the kingdom of God here on earth should be valued by people of all faiths, but especially all churches. Take a moment of silence sometime today to pray and thank God for the life of John Paul II. Pax.