Sunday, April 03, 2005

Love converts hearts, promote's peace (in memory of Pope John Paul II)

Many wonderful words, poems,songs have appeared or are appearing online and news all around the world encapsulate who the Pope is and what he has done. I shall not add what has already been said. The Pontiff (Pope John Paul II)was indeed a great man, a holy man, well loved by many.
"Viva el Papa" (italian for Long live the Pope)

All i will say:
There will be rejoicing in the heavens because a Servant of God Returns.

Rest In Peace
Ioannes Paulus PP. II
Karol Wojtyla
16.X.1978 - 2.IV.2005



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Excerpts from the official English translation of the Pope's Roman Triptych:

The End is as invisible as the Beginning.
The universe emerged from the Word, and returns to the Word.
Right at the heart of the Sistine Chapel, the artist shows this invisible End in the visible drama of the Judgment -
And this invisible End became visible as the highpoint of clarity:
ominia nuda et aperta ante oculos Eius.*
The words recorded by Matthew, here become the painter's vision:
"Come, you who are blessed... depart from me, you accursed..."
And so the generations pass - naked they come into the world and naked they return to the earth
from which they were formed.
"From dust you came, and to dust you shall return";
all that had shape into shapelessness.
What was alive is now dead; all that was beautiful is now the ugliness of devastation.
And yet I do not altogether die, what is indestructible in me remains!

*(Everything is disclosed and revealed before his eyes)


source: Pope's Poetic Last Statement: Guardian Unlimited, Book News.

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