April 02, 2005

"He raised his hands in prayer, and his hands changed the world."

Words from Scott Simon's moving reflection on the life of Pope John Paul II from today's broadcast of Weekend Edition Saturday on National Public Radio, entitled A Pontiff with the Hands of a Workingman. I urge you to listen to the short but powerful piece; you'll need Windows Media Player or Real Player to listen.

George Weigel has another excellent retrospective at Beliefnet: The Heroic Papacy. Again, NeoTheolog highly recommends this piece. Please take a moment to read it.

I praise God for the life of Karol Wojtyla. May all Christ followers everywhere heed the call that characterized both his call to discipleship and his own pilgrimage of faith: "Be not afraid!"

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