I nabbed these cartoons forever ago, when St. JPII died, and I ran them on my blogspot blog a few years later. I still think they’re great, and today seemed like a great day to re-run them:
This picture and this quote seemed to capture him nicely. And it’s a great reminder that death is not the end.
This is a particularly famous quote of his. I love it because FAR too many people seem as if they need to be reminded that the sky is NOT falling at any given time. And I love the silhouette + quote layout – simple and sweet.
“We are the light of the world, may our light shine before all, that they may see the good that we do and give glory to God.” ~Jean Greif, “We are the Light of the World” I am generally not one for Biblical references, mainly because they tend to get overused, tired out, and/or used to bludgeon the heathen unbelievers (or Catholics, those idol-worshipping demonspawn), but this Matthew 5:14 reference is very poetic here – when St. JPII died his earthly light went out. But see also the first picture above – death is not the end.
And another Biblical reference – this time Matthew 25:21. Usually when I see this verse applied to someone contemporary it comes across as insufferably arrogant, but somehow it feels okay to do this for a canonized pope. This is definitely my favorite use of this particular verse that I have seen.
And I saved my favorite for last – St. JPII was famous for kissing the ground everywhere he went, and I love the imagery of him stopping to kiss the ground even before entering the gates of Heaven.
Happy St. John Paul II Feast Day!