My prayers right now are with Pope John Paul II and my sisters and brothers in Christ who are part of the fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ throughout the world. I pray that God will give the Pope, who has suffered so much, an easy passage into heaven.
On October 17, 2003, I wrote an appreciation of John Paul, which you can find here.
It says much of what I would say were I to write a tribute to him today. Let me just add this: I love this man and the world has been blessed by him and his presence and witness at this juncture in history.
[Please pardon the grammatical errors. For a slightly shorter, more grammatically correct version of this article, click here.]