Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Missing you JP2

I found myself missing John Paul the Great last night. I got the Summer issue of Faith and Family last week and it was dedicated to him with really well-written reflections on his papacy and what it meant to other folks my age. And I got sad. I love B16, please don't get me wrong. But, like I wrote around April 19. the conclave was like your uncles electing a new grandfather for the family after the orginal one died. I miss my first grandfather. It's still weird to hear the priest say "Benedict" in the Eucharistic Prayer at Mass. I will get used to it. But I didn't expect to feel the loss of JP2 this way. I know he is doing more for the Church in heaven than he could do on Earth, but, ah, I don't know.

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