Dear Pope John,
Your simplicity and meekness carried the scent of God and sparked in peopleÂ?s hearts the desire for goodness. You spoke often of the beauty of the family gathered around the table to share bread and faith: pray for us that once again true families would live in our homes.
With outstretched hands you sowed hope, and you taught us to listen for GodÂ?s footsteps as he prepares a new humanity: help us have a healthy optimism of defeating evil with good.
You loved the …