Got home tonight from work to very sad news. CNN reported that Pope John Paul II is gravely ill. His health had steadily deteriorated since February of this year when he had to stay in the hospital for several days. This beloved man is the only pontiff most of our generation has known, having served 26 years of his papacy despite an attempted assasination and Parkinson's disease. I enjoin all of you to pray along with the rest of the world for his recovery. The fact that not only Roman Catholics have been keeping vigil outside the Vatican but also people of other denominations as well is a testament to how he worked tirelessly (he even visited the Philippines twice) for peace. Whatever else happens, he's in God's hands now.