Pope John Paul II

The month of April has been a month of significant change for the Roman Catholic

Church and for the world. A ground breaking Pope who left his mark on the entire world

has been called home by his Creator and a new Pontiff has been chosen to serve in his


The Papacy is a job from which there is no retirement. You serve for the rest of your life.

There are some valuable lessons in this for all of us. The hallmark of Pope John Paul II's

reign was a celebration of life. He was a shining light in a world that tolerates to a great

degree a culture of death. Even in his last hours on earth his entire being was a testimony

of the joy of this life and the assurance of the life to come. To paraphrase Yogi Berra,

John Paul II shows us that "It ain't over till it's over and even then it's not over."

New Cardinal Joseph Razinger begins his reign as Pope Benedict XVI. His biggest call

begins at the age of 78! May we learn from his example that God calls all of His children

to a lifetime of service; for the duration of this life regardless of age.

"It just ain't ever, ever over……