Monday, April 2, 2007

Pope John Paul the Great: We miss you still!

Dear Pope John Paul II, you like Peter stepped out of the boat in faith and "walked on water" in our world as you shepherded your flock. Thank you for your love for all of us pilgrims. Please continue to light the way for us from your place now in Heaven. Help us to "Be not afraid" as you often told us. We love you our father, brother and friend! We miss you!

Pope Benedict XVI today said at the solemn memorial Mass that Pope John Paul II "died praying." His life was a prayer and so it was fitting that he died with a prayer on his lips. Check here for the official Vatican coverage.

I invite you to visit Heidi and read her beautiful reflection of Pope John Paul II today on the second anniversary of his death. It's hard to believe that two years have passed since our dear Papa's death. However, we feel his presence and know that we can call on him at any time for his powerful intercession.

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