Monday, May 5, 2014

Guesting at Cherishing Everyday Beauty

I just really like koalas.
If you've spent more than about two seconds visiting this corner of internets, my obsession with Pope John Paul II is probably crystal clear.  When Sarah asked me to write about a favorite saint for her blog, Cherishing Everyday Beauty, I thought about the holy men and women whose intercession has meant so much to me.  I've told a few of those stories before, here and here, but as far as choosing someone for my piece, this man, hero, lover of Our Lady, peaceful voice for freedom, and newest saint immediately came to mind.

Much as I love him, I'd never put into many words exactly how Saint John Paul has shown me God's glory and left a deep imprint on my soul--I found writing about it surprisingly challenging.  But, here's my best shot, from my heart and with so much gratitude for his prayers and his loving wisdom.  Check it out:

If, like me, you are a child of the 90s, maybe you remember this little radio gem: 
Show me love
Show me life 
Baby, show me what it’s all about.

 As a little girl, I loved the idea of love, thanks to things like pop songs and good ol’ Disney magic.  Fast forward to college, and I realized my younger self’s concept of love was little more than infatuation when compared to what it could really be.  Pope John Paul II introduced me to another view, and I fell in love with love for real.  

Read the rest here, and browse the rest of Sarah's posts!  She just relaunched her blog, formerly Footprints On My Heart, under this new name and format! 

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