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John Paul Wants Me for a Sunbeam

OK, fun play on famous children's song I play at home for my little guy...

But in all seriousness, Fordham Law School professor Amy Uelmen has a beautiful reflection of being one of the "sunflowers" that has arisen from the World Youth Day phenomenon, especially the 1993 edition in Denver. Here is a sample:

"One could be ambivalent about the World Youth Day format—fearing that huge and emotional gatherings with a “superstar” figure can easily fizz out in the flatness of ordinary life, and so they may not lend themselves to a deep appreciation of the cultural message that the Church has to deliver.  But what hits you when you read the impressions of these young people is the long-lasting and incredibly profound influence that John Paul II has had on their spiritual lives—how these have been genuine occasions for them to understand, as one put it, “how important we are to the Church and how important we are to him.”  “He managed to leave footprints of God's Love everywhere in the world and even on my heart.” 

As someone whose life has been profoundly affected by this man, I think I can join Amy in great hope that what JPII has sown will be harvested for a long time -- and that is really good news.

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