Friday, April 29, 2011

Pope John Paul II and His Big Heart - A Story of Sincere and Genuine Forgiveness

Pope John Paul II - A True Christian
He is indeed our daily dose of inspiration. Hubby and I are so sure that our 'Pope' has lived his life to the fullest as he has been very worthy of the "life" GOD has given and entrusted to him.

Pope John Paul II & Mehmet ali Ağca, 1983

This photo is very touching. It amazingly reminds me of goodness, genuine forgiveness, humility, sincerity and purity.

The picture shows Pope John Paul II with Mehmet ali Ağca, who, on 13 May 1981, severely wounded John Paul during an attempt to assassinate him in Rome.

Following the shooting, John Paul asked the world to "Pray for my brother (Ağca), whom I have sincerely forgiven."

Two days after Christmas 1983, John Paul II visited the prison where his would-be assassin was being held. The two spoke privately for 20 minutes. John Paul II said, "What we talked about will have to remain a secret between him and me. I spoke to him as a brother whom I have pardoned and who has my complete trust."

His words were amazing. He's so admirable.

We miss you so much, Pope John Paul II.
You will surely be in our hearts forever... sharing your life, legacy and faith to the next generation, our children and even to our children's children...
passing on the good news from one generation to another.
Your CHRISTian life and good works are all worth sharing to all.

We sincerely thank GOD for giving you to us. Thanks for being an inspiration, for touching our hearts and changing our lives.

A toast to your being a Saint! Cheers!

Pope John Paul II’s Beatification on May 1: ‘Be not afraid’ a lasting legacy

More Updates and Stories HERE. Please click the LINKS.

Beatification and canonization of Pope John Paul II

The future starts today, not tomorrow. - Pope John Paul II

"Forgiveness happens inside the person doing the forgiving. It heals our pain and resentment before it does anything for the person we forgive; they might never know about it."

(Lewis Smedes, author of The Art of Forgiving, Morrings, 1996)

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