Thursday, March 02, 2006

Blessed John Paul II, John Paul the Great, Confessor of the Faith

For those wondering about the distinction, here it is in a nutshell. A martyr is someone who dies for the Faith; a confessor is one who is persecuted but otherwise survives. It makes me giggle with glee how the world fails to understand that, for the follower of Christ, persecution is par for the course. It is like Obi Wan Kenobi "Strike me down, and I will arise a thousand times more powerful than before." The difference here is the power is not the impersonal, godless Force; it is Christ who raises up the fallen.

All praise to Christ for his servant John Paul. By his intercession, may we receive God's constant protection.

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