Apr 2, 2005

Pope John Paul II

He's dead!

I am no one to write pages on the Pope's doings. There are a few points perhaps where I have an inherent disagreement with him. But neverthless, his person never ceases to amaze me. He represents Chritianity in most things he does. I well appreciate his stands on family and marriage issues. In a fast liberalising world, he did a good job stepping out to stop such liberalizations which are done for the sake of liberalization. I feel strongly on the importance of the institution of family, which the Pope sought to protect. This Pope was more of a world citizen, in that he practised tolerance of all other's unlike him. His rapproachments with Protestants, Jews and such other acts were proof of this.

I remember a news item I saw which deeply moved me. The Pope, had asked forgiveness for the sins Chritians had committed against the Jews. That moves me a lot. I mean, it's not easy to accept that you have sinned, especially when you are accepting that on behalf of a billion or so, people. And asking for forgiveness, is something that shows utmost humility which is characteristic of Christ's teaching.

The Heavenly Host Receive Him!


Angel said...

hey, I didn't know this fact about pope...the forgiveness act...quite remarkable.

silverine said...

I echo your sentiments. I am feeling an enormous sense of loss and a vacuum at his passing. We have subconsciously adopted him as the head of our families. We have to thank God for giving us a Pope of his staure and character.

Harish said...

The Pope also forgave the man who tried to kill him. Now that's something!

Neil Padayatty said...

Glad to know there are others who understand these sensibilities!