Inasmuch as I have been away from the Catholic Church for over 20 years,Pope John Paul II was a virtual stranger to me ... Until now ... Until the last week of his earthly life ... Until his death ... How can I put into words the miraculous longing to return to the faith of my youth ... and with his funeral,as I sat,tears streaming down my face,singing the precious words of the Requiem ... I felt as though the Holy Spirit called to me ... in that unmistakable way one hears the "voice" of the Holy Spirit as He speaks to the heart!!
Thank you Lord! Thank you,Holy Spirit ... Thank you,Holy Father,Pope John Paul II for in your death ... you led this wilderness wanderer back home!