Be Not Afraid!
As we celebrate the feast of Blessed Pope John Paul II today, let’s remember the famous words repeated 3 times during his installation homily. First spoken by Our Lord, these words are something we all need to hear on a daily basis. They remind us that, despite problems and uncertainty, Jesus is always beside us to provide comfort. Another source of help can be observed on JPII’s papal coat of arms. The “M” next to the cross reminds us that our Blessed Mother Mary is always found next to the Cross. No greater example of this can be found than her presence at the crucifixion of Jesus (John 19:25). Jesus and Mary know every problem we are facing and will provide us with the graces needed to endure.
Blessed Pope John Paul II, pray for us!