Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Mourning

I have little to offer now. I do want to say how moved I am by the incredible numbers who are paying their prayerful respect in Vatican City. I do not think anyone, even church officials or Italian security, anticipated anything of this magnitude. As I watch, I think of all the people everywhere who aspire to a full and blessed life and such a serene death. I see these days as a global liturgy of praise, for the pope of course, but really to God for the miraculous gift of this one human life. The whole world is now eagerly receiving the invitation that God is so generously sending to us in the life and death of his great and noble servant, John Paul II.