Sunday, April 03, 2005

Eternal Rest Unto Pope John Paul II (1920-2005)

Once standing only 50 feet away from the Pope, I remember how it felt to be so near him and to be awed by his presence. It is sad to hear of his death but the Pope himself said on one of his birthdays, "I am one year closer to eternity." His suffering has ended and he is in a better place now. A great man of God has died and he has met his Maker.

"Eternal rest grant Pope John Paul II, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen."


CiscoKid said...

I just finished reading a blog from someone in Mexico (Aquaman)about his memories about the pope...
and the comment read,"I wonder how many people around the world have something personal to share about JPII.

p.a. said...

one of the cardinals said there are about 1 B people who can say they had a personal relationship with JPII. he was so well-traveled and so compassionate, i wouldn't be surprised if it was true.

let's pray that the next Pope will be as good if not better.