I hope John Paul's passage is peaceful. He has worked hard to secure peace for people around the globe.
Of course, the way he does things, he'll be waving out of a window tomorrow.
Preparing for the end
I was a mere 11 year old Episcopalian when he was eleveted. It was my 2nd year at a catholic school and I remember there was a TV on in one of the cooler teachers' classes so we could all keep up with when and what color the smoke was.