Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The Holy Father makes me smile

Pope John Paul II, in his Midnight Mass homily in this year of the Eucharist: "Stay with us, living Bread which came down from heaven for our salvation! Stay with us forever!"

And on Christmas Day, addressing the crowd in St. Peter's Square: "...the message of the Christmas tree is thus that life is 'evergreen' if one makes a gift, not of material things, but of oneself: in friendship and sincere affection, in fraternal help and in pardon, in time shared and in reciprocal listening."

I just love this pope. Between him and Blessed Alberione, I am spoiled for reading any other Catholic's thought. They both combine great intellect with sincere piety and winning humility.

1 comment:

Gordon said...

A friend has said we'll be judged more harshly (I think that's how he put it) because we have lived in the time of this Pope. We have no excuses to make (or few, anyway).