April 02, 2005

Thanks and praise

We all have our heroes, and sometimes we share them with the strangest bedfellows; of all the pictures of the Holy Father in all the world, Feddie chose this one (Parenthetically, do politics ever take a back seat at Southern Appeal? No wonder their side beats my side so often.). Ken is a uniter, not a divider, with his tribute.

Today these images of John Paul II cheer me up:

in Mary's arms

extending freedom

receiving Bob Dylan

acting silly


I did not have to agree with him 100% to admire him, to learn from him, and now to miss him. I am melancholy but grateful today for the life of a hero and servant.