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Still processing, still upset

I don't want to get too long-winded here (I know, don't faint).

But I was so touched by the media's respectful, tasteful coverage of the Pope's funeral service today that I feel something must be said. They must be acknowledged for this, because I for one was quite touched by it, and I noticed. Even the sometimes-sleazy Inside Edition closed their coverage with some very insightful and thought-provoking final thoughts from the show's anchor, Deborah Norville that was just totally unexpected. She said something to the effect of, "While I watched this event play out and looked at all the people gathered below [the press area], saw all the flags waving from all over the world, saw mortal enemies sit next to each other peacefully and shake hands [in the exchange of Peace], I couldn't help but notice that, even though this great man's life ended, what a world he left behind..." She said quite eloquently what I myself had noticed and am feeling.

I didn't watch the whole half-hour, and I certainly can't comment on *all* the networks' treatment of this occasion, but what I did see ... well, God said that even a simple kindness, whenever one of the flock strays away and comes back, that simple act can atone for a *lot* of sins!

Never underestimate the power of kindness. Thank you NBC, thank you Inside Edition. I am 100% sure that the Pope looked down on us all with joy overflowing today. :)


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Apr. 14th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
He's the Pope; trust me, the media knows better, in my opinion, than to be on anything but their best behavior. Then again, I am rather a pessimist...

But at school (Catholic school blows!) we watched a good portion of the Pope's funeral, and held a prayer service in his honor, etc. and everything was all presented in a very proper manner. Beautiful words were said, and I think John Paul II did an amazing job at promoting peace amongst nations/ethnicities. *Thumbs up*
Apr. 15th, 2005 07:07 am (UTC)
A funny thing happened on my way to posting my comment... I finished, but when I hit the 'Post Comment' button I got this message: "Sorry, your 5874 characters exceed the 4300 character maximum limit. Please shorten your comment and try posting again."

HA!!! Lol

So I just made it an entry, titled, what else: "The entry that was too long to post as a comment!" Or something like that. If you don't care to read it I *completely* understand, sometimes I even wear myself out with my wordiness.
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