Saturday, April 02, 2005

Pope John Paul II, Rest in Peace

Pope John Paul II has passed away. The world is a lesser place without him.

When the Pope was about to undergo surgery and the news media started their 24/7 coverage of his health, some people wondered why non-Catholics should care about the Pope. But Frank J said something that struck me as the perfect answer to the question, and managed to capture John Paul II's great legacy in one simple sentence:

"Everyone, pray for the Pope. He'd pray for you."

No matter if you're Catholic or not, no matter what religion you held, even if you hated him and everything he stood for--Pope John Paul II would be willing to go God for you. I can't think of a better epitaph.