What A Difference One Man Can Make
As we have noted, there are times when all you need to understand the most perplexing and bewildering of problems, are but a few words. From Charles Krauthammer, via The Anchoress.
"...Under the benign and deeply humane vision of this pope, the power of faith led to the liberation of half a continent. Under the barbaric and nihilistic vision of Islam's jihadists, the power of faith has produced terror and chaos. That contrast alone, which has dawned upon us unmistakably ever since 9/11, should be reason enough to be grateful for John Paul II. But we mourn him for more than that. We mourn him for restoring strength to the Western idea of the free human spirit at a moment of deepest doubt and despair. And for seeing us through to today's great moment of possibility for both faith and freedom."Take a bit of time and visit The Anchoress, even if you have, earlier. Her own writings and compiliation of links are impressive, to say the least.