Monday, April 04, 2005
Death of a Pope
I'm not Catholic, as I do find fault with a few practices of the Catholic Church, most notably confessional and prayer through a priest. John Paul II, however, had an appeal, and yes, a true holiness about his person, that united Christians of all denominations. Much more than just heading a single branch of Christianity, he exemplified the Christian principles for which he stood, and personified Godliness.
The sunsets and sunrises through the last two days of his life seemed to be God's way of smiling on his devoted servant.
And no "final words" have ever resounded with the gravity and beauty of Pope John Paul II's last utterance: "Amen."