Thursday, March 31, 2005

John Paul II

The news late today that the pope is suffering from a serious infection and may be in his final time of life has caused massive media attention. I think that, for the repetition and trivialities, the hugeness of the coverage does show the extraordinary impact that he has had on his time in history. Even in his weakness, he cannot be ignored. And we wait and pray and marvel at this man of contagious faith and his serene inner life that sustains him now as it has for nearly 85 years.