Pope John Paul II

A man whose courage in standing up for his morals is one that I admire. His morals are that of my Church. I adhere to the same beliefs, the same morals, the same standards. I am not as strong as he was, but can only hope to become so. In the face of a “changing” world, he stood on the firm ground of Truth, and would hear nothing of “forward thinking.” He stood on the shoulders of giants, and had a louder voice than all of them. He refused to let failing health stop him from doing his job, and in doing so, became an example for us all. He embraced his suffering. He was a beacon of light in this dark world. People from all walks of life respected him, even if they didn’t have the same faith.

Learn what he taught. But not only what he taught, but why he taught it. And most importantly: Be Not Afraid.

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